City+ roasts are illuminated by a sweet lemon flavor/acidity that adds a brilliance to the bittersweet cup, which cools to flavors of brown sugar, golden raisin, dried apple, toffee-nut, and hints of clove and cinnamon in the aftertaste. City to Full City+.
|Region||Hoja Blanca, Huehuetenango|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||October 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||69 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Bourbon, Caturra|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
This coffee farm is under the care of the Villatoro family, with Aurelio Villatoro overseeing the wet mill, and Antonio, his nephew, managing the farms. We like these coffees, and go through quite a lot of samples of daily process batches from these farms to select the ones that have the best qualities the farm has to offer. The farm is situated in a valley between two steep mountain sides, providing perfect topography for growing coffee, and ideal shade provision from the surrounding natural forest. In this area coffee tops out about 1750 meters due to the colder climate here. The second coffee image shows the dominant cultivar planted there, Bourbon variety coffee, with its distinct clumping fruit form. There is also Caturra planted here, a cousin of Bourbon.
A dark sugar-coated raisin smell comes through in the ground coffee, flanked by accents of bittersweet cocoa and spice. Baking spices linger, especially in darker roasts, that along with unrefined sugar sweetness, culminates in a sweet clove syrup top note. The cup profile has vibrant acidity for Guatemala. City+ roasts are illuminated by a sweet lemon flavor/acidity, that isn't quite puckering, but adds a brilliance to the bittersweet cup. As the coffee cools off, a brown sugar base flavor leads into top notes of golden raisin, dried apple, and toffee-nut, with hints of clove and cinnamon powder marking the aftertaste. Full City roasts develop deeper cocoa bittersweetness and roast tone, along with dark berry notes that highlight the middle and finish. A fairly versatile coffee in terms of roast level that brews up a sweet cup all along the roast spectrum.