Guatemala Antigua Finca Cabrejo

Cabrejo brews fantastic, and at City+ showcases a balance of sugar complexity and fruited accents. There's a note of raw sugar cane in the cup that is accented by malic fruit acidity. Pear, red apple, and white nectarine are prevalent in the cooling cup. The mouthfeel is big and very juicy, and is one reason that this will make a great dual purpose coffee. A Full City roast capitalizes on the subtle chocolate notes found at light roast levels, and bolsters a syrupy sweetness that will equate to a fantastic SO espresso. City to 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 48bags/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. Developed roasts are ok, but this coffee is best without reaching 2nd crack.
Weight 1
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.
This lot of Cabrejo stays true to what we've come to expect from this coffee - up front, sugar browning sweetness, and a profile of juicy, clean fruits. The dry aroma is so sweet, and smells as if you literally stuck your nose in a bag of brown sugar! There's also a malted note that is like molasses, along with cherry, peach, and shortbread cookie. The wet grounds smell of caramelizing sugars - that toasted sweetness of raw sugar crystallizing on the stove. The break releases a spiced aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all-spice. Cabrejo brews fantastic, and at City+ showcases a balance of sugar complexity and fruited accents. There's a note of raw sugar cane in the cup that is accented by malic fruit acidity. Pear, red apple, and white nectarine are prevalent in the cooling cup. The mouthfeel is big and very juicy, and is one reason that this will make a great dual purpose coffee. A Full City roast capitalizes on the subtle chocolate notes found at light roast levels, and bolsters a syrupy sweetness that will equate to a fantastic SO espresso.