Guatemala Antigua Finca Cabrejo

Cabrejo has such clarity, and the compilation of flavors making up the profile are pristine in flavor and finish. Malic fruits such as red apple, Bosc pear, and plum are central fruited characteristics in the City to City+ roast range. Honey sweetness that is expressed in flavor and also defines the silky mouthfeel. Sweet fruits continue to pop up as the cup cools, with notes of black currant and raisin to name a few, and really add to the overall complexity of this coffee's profile. Darker roasts are deliciously juicy with lots of fruit juice and dark chocolate. Full City roasts and beyond make great SO espresso as well - so viscous and sweet. City to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date May 20 2013
Lot size 41bags/boxes
Bag size 46.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Caturra
Grade SHB
Appearance 0 d/300gr, 17-18+ Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ is intensely sweet, and has malic fruit characteristics. Full City and slightly beyond will make a great SO espresso.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
As you descend into the picturesque town of Antigua on the road from Guatemala City, you will see an old brick wall and the unlikely gold script lettering that reads "Cabrejo." This is the entrance to the home of Agustin Fashen, and the gateway to the lower part of Finca Cabrejo that lies between the one-way roads in and out of Antigua. To get to the higher part of the farm, you will find a much less ornate sign, if you can find it at all. It spans a wide range, from 1,585-1,920 meters, and the trees seem to be in various stages of care, various types, various ages. That is why the farm is undergoing renovation, adding better road access and replanting some parts. The current shrubs are mainly Bourbon, Caturra and some Catuai. Actually, we found some very old Arabigo (Typica) plants as well, and some had yellow fruit! The crop was much smaller from Cabrejo this year, but the cup quality is outstanding again.
Cabrejo is a juicy coffee with much in the way of fruit complexity and sugar browning sweetness. The dry fragrance verges on floral and is intensely sweet with the smell of honey, along with slight hints of apricot, peach, and marzipan. Caramel notes play a large part in the wet aroma and is layered with suggestions of vanilla bean and cinnamon. It's such a sweet set of scents and provides accurate allusion to the cup profile. As a brewed coffee, Cabrejo has such clarity, and the compilation of flavors making up the profile are pristine in flavor and finish. Malic fruits such as red apple, Bosc pear, and plum are central fruited characteristics in the City to City+ roast range. Cabrejo has a honey sweetness that is expressed in flavor and also defines the silky mouthfeel. Sweet fruits continue to pop up as the cup cools, with notes of black currant and raisin to name a few, and really add to the overall complexity of this coffee's profile. This coffee finishes with an expression of prailine candy, which hangs around long in the aftertaste. Darker roasts are deliciously juicy with lots of fruit juice and dark chocolate. Full City roasts and beyond make great SO espresso as well - so viscous and sweet.