Guatemala Chichimes Francisco Mendez Micro-Lot

The cup is like apple juice, with a silky mouthfeel and body. Lighter roasts have flavors of demerara sugar and black cherry, along with a note of all-spice. Full City roasts have the bittering quality found in Hershey's syrup, and with the flavor of stewed fruits like pear and peach. The finish is sweet and clean, and lingers in the best of ways. 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 6 2013
Lot size 15bags/boxes
Bag size 46.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Grade SHB
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ has the best aroma and sweetness, but this is great from City to Full City.
Weight 1 LB
Francisco Mendez is a coffee farmer in the Chichimes region of northern Guatemala. He is part of our program we call Proyecto Xinabajul (pronounced She-nah-bah-hool), named for the ancient Mayan name for the Huehuetenango region. In this project, we have cupped many hundreds of samples to identify small producers who are producing quality coffee in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes mountains. I wrote a in-depth and detailed description of the project as well. The Mendez family is an extended group in this area and across the valley, each with their own coffee plots, and we noticed in blind cupping that many of their lots stood out significantly.
This microlot from Francisco Mendez is mildly spiced, with a deep confectionery sweetness, and chocolatey finish. The dry grounds are laced with the smell of Bing cherry, honey wheat, and cinnamon sticks. Butterscotch candy and a scent of praline emanates from the steam, and a burst of malted chocolate is released on the break. Darker roasts are layered with chocolate roast tones and are also very sweet. The cup is like apple juice, with a silky mouthfeel and body. Lighter roasts have flavors of demerara sugar and black cherry, along with a note of all-spice. Full City roasts have the bittering quality found in Hershey's syrup, and with the flavor of stewed fruits like pear and peach. The finish is sweet and clean, and lingers in the best of ways. Francisco mendez is a versatile coffee that does well at light and dark roast levels, and will make a great drip coffee as well as SO espresso.