Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul -Los Palacios

Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul -Los Palacios

Farm Description

This lot from the Palacios family, two brothers whose farms are up in the Palmira region of Huehuetenango. Coffee is planted around 1700 meters, and like most in the region they processes their coffee onsite with small depulping machines, drying parchment coffee on patios adjacent to their homes. Last year we bought less than 10 bags from one of the brothers, Marlon, who this year joined forces with his brother, delivering over 30 x 46kg bags between them. We're happy to have the opportunity to select coffee from these two, and hope they'll continue to be a part of our "Proyecto Xinabajul", a project that's grown from one year to the next, and which you can read more about HEREl.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

This lot from the Palacios family cups with high levels of sweetness and body, accented by dark dried fruits. The ground coffee has faint fig smell swirling around a very sweet base of buttery caramel. Adding hot water brings up a rustic cacao nib scent in the steam, and a dense bittersweetness is released on the break. A brewed cup at City/City+ has vibrant acidity, juicy mouthfeel, and bittersweet finish. Los Palacios is a balanced cup, even at dark roast levels. Sweetness in a cooling cup goes from caramel, to honey, to cane juice. Fruited notes like grape, and black currant come into play at City+/Full City, but play more of a background role to bittersweet chocolate flavors. An herbal note finds it's way into the finish, playing off the dark cacao tones gives an impression of an earthy cacao bar. A run through the espresso machine offers a viscous bodied shot with heavy cocoa roast tones, and subtle berry accents.

October 2016 Arrival



Lot Size

34 x 46 kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City+


Wet Process


Bourbon     Caturra     Typica    

Grade & Appearance


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