Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Regalito

There is some fruit, but it's fairly subdued and tastes more like stewed or canned peaches. This coffee is definitely "Florencia-like" in that the acidity and sweetness are less up front, and more in balance with one another. El Regalito may be one of our more basic Guatemalan coffees, but it functions great as a daily drinking coffee and also makes a fantastic SO espresso. 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 Sep 24 2012
Lot size 19bags/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 Full City+ works well, with darker roasts for SO espresso.
Weight 1 LB
El Regalito is a newer farm in the region of Cuilco, Huehuetenango, that has come up from the hard work and supervision of the Villatoro family who are 2nd and 3rd generation coffee farmers. Regalito means "little gift." This particular farm is focused on "specialty" coffees, which is due in part to the prime conditions of Regalito's locale. 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. El Regalito is planted with a mix of Caturra and Bourbon varietals, and the altitude varies between 1,300 to just under 1,700 masl.
There is a chocolate note in the dry grounds that errs on the "softer" side of cacao, like drinking cocoa, which sits nicely atop a backdrop of toffee and hazelnut. Adding hot water brings about sugar browning and a more bittersweet cocoa aroma that is more like what you'd find in baked goods, like a butterscotch brownie. This coffee definitely has a nutty smell to it and breaking the crust produces wafts of fudge and sweet nuts. This aromatic profile transfers to the cup with notes of bittersweet chocolate and walnuts being central. There is some fruit, but it's fairly subdued and tastes more like stewed or canned peaches. This coffee is definitely "Florencia-like" in that the acidity and sweetness are less up front, and more in balance with one another. El Regalito may be one of our more basic Guatemalan coffees, but it functions great as a daily drinking coffee and also makes a fantastic SO espresso.