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Paz SL-28 8oz Whole Bean
Paz SL-28 8oz Whole Bean with tasting notes
Paz SL-28 farmlevel photography
Paz SL-28 farmlevel photography
Paz SL-28 farmlevel photography




Paz SL-28 Farmlevel Reserve

Single Origin - Honduras

  • Roast Level



    Light roast
  • Origins


Behind the cup



This cup is full of rich complexities and grounded sweetness. Full-bodied and decadent flavors come naturally to this SL-28 variety, and it reminds us of Agave and Blackberry Jam. The mild acidity is soft and decadent, like an Orange Creamsicle.

Brewing Suggestions

All of our coffees can be brewed in various ways, designed for your perfect morning. These recipes are our favorite ways to highlight Paz SL-28 Farmlevel Reserve. Your brewing adventure starts here.

Verve's Coffee Department


  • Coffee 25 g
  • Grind Med
  • Water 375 g
  • Ratio 1:15
  • Time 3:30


  • Coffee 20 g
  • Grind Med
  • Water 300 g
  • Ratio 1:15
  • Time 3:00


  • Coffee 40 g
  • Grind Med/Coarse
  • Water 560 g
  • Ratio 1:14
  • Time 5:00

Farmlevel Story

Arturo and BenjaminArturo & Benjamin

This coffee is an excellent display of craft, unity, and innovation behind specialty coffee. 

The Paz family name is well known in the Santa Barbara region of Honduras. Arturo Paz owns six farms in the region, where he also grows pacamara, catuaí, pacas, and maracaturra. Arturo has farmed for longer than Benjamín, his connection with the land beginning when his grandfather planted the first coffee trees in Peña Blanca. Benjamín has always been well connected to the coffee industry, his father Fidel opened Beneficio San Vicente to process and export coffee from Santa Barbara. In its advent, coffee was still being produced commercially. In the early 2000s Arturo began separating out the best micro-lots at the mill and changing the mill’s approach to processing. 

Benjamín began farming his own coffee in 2012 while still managing San Vicente and connecting producers with roasters. Today he owns Finca La Salsa, El Brujo, and La Colmena, which was Arturo’s first farm. Benjamín is an important figure in specialty coffee for Honduras, but his most recent claim to fame might just be securing first place in the 2022 Cup of Excellence competition for his La Salsa Gesha. 

The SL-28 variety is a unique offering from Honduras. SL-28 was created by Scott Laboratories in the 1930s. The variety was bred to be disease resistant and drought tolerant to create a more successful yield in Kenya. The SL-28 seeds have traveled from Kenya to Honduras, and now it’s the coffee you get to drink. 

With sudden large changes to the climate, coffee production in the Santa Barbara region has taken a large hit. Producers are searching for new ways to produce a successful crop and continue their livelihoods through specialty production. Introducing new varieties to the region is a major part of that. Arturo and Benjamin are dear friends of ours. We continue to honor and support their work however possible, and it's with great gratitude that we share their coffee with you.