Guatemala Huehuetenango El Turbante

This is a nice, sweet coffee with a range of acidity from tartaric (green grape) to malic (red pear). Fruits like raisin and plum are subtle and pleasing. El Turbante cools with a red apple sweetness along with an underlying flavor of green nut. The finish is sweet and with a nice bittering allusion to citrus rind. This is what we call 'approachable' in every sense of the word, and will also make a great dual-use coffee. 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 43bags/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+ to Full City have the best aroma and sweetness.
Weight 1
El Turbante is one of several small towns perched on the spine of a mountain in Huehuetenango. The area has produced some really nice coffees, but the opportunity finds its way to large farms who can market their coffee and enter competitions rarely spreads to their small-scale neighbors. We partnered with locals to try to reward these small farmers with better prices than they had ever seen, if they could grow and process coffee that meets our ideas of quality. This lot is testament to the fact that they could do it, and did do it. In the past the only options to local farmers was to sell the "coyotes" who drive around offering cash for coffee, or to sell the bigger farms and mills in the zone. But neither rewarded the farmer with a better price for quality coffee.
The dry fragrance of El Turbante has vanilla and toasted sugar, along with a very sweet smell of raw honey. Hot water brings up a smell of praline nut in the steam, with a mingling of butter and sugar caramelization. There is a smell of dark fruits as well that translates to red raisin on the break. This is a nice, sweet coffee with a range of acidity from tartaric (green grape) to malic (red pear). And while not 'explosive' by any means, the acidity remains clear and present from light to dark roasts. Fruits like raisin and plum are subtle and pleasing. El Turbante cools with a red apple sweetness along with an underlying flavor of green nut. The finish is sweet and with a nice bittering allusion to citrus rind. This is what we call 'approachable' in every sense of the word, and will also make a great dual-use coffee.