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Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul - Jorge Recinos

This cup is really about as sweet as they come. Fruited notes of nectarine, fresh plum, and grape juice come to fore. The acidity is very tartaric, like green grape, and quite refreshing. There's a hazelnut flavor as well, especially at lighter roast levels. It's such a nice set of flavors that shift around a bit as it cools. The finish is very sweet, and slightly lactic at first, but changing to dark caramel in the long finish. 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 Aug 1 2013
Lot size 6bags/boxes
Bag size 46.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Typica
Grade SHB
Appearance .2 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
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This lot comes to us from small-holder farmer, Jorge Recinos, a man who's been farming coffee for over 40 years now. His farm is located in La Democracia area of Huehuetenango, an area where we've been quite active this year with our exciting new "Proyecto Xinabajul" project we've been working on. It's been a great first year for us with many exciting new lots of coffee from the Huehue highlands - coffees that would otherwise be sold off well below their value and blended off without regard for quality. Recinos farm sits at an altitude range of 1400 - 1650 meters above sea level, and is planted mainly in Caturra and Typica. Jorge is working to restore a part of his farm, which we're helping with by supplying him with agricultural resources necessary for restoration. The small amount we purchased (600 LBS) represents about 10% of his annual production, with the rest being sold off as commercial grade. Unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to sample the rest of his coffee this year, but from the pristine quality of this micro-lot we did pick up, look forward to seeing his entire crop next year.
This small lot from Jorge Recinos is a bodied, sweet coffee, and with a nuanced cup. The fragrance is perfumed with honey, raisin, and dried cherry. Light roasts have a slight nuttiness to them, and have a sprinkling of clove and all-spice. Dark roasts verge on woody spices and with a note of Bay rum (sans alcohol smell). Add hot water to the mix, and this coffee really comes alive. City+ roasts are extremely sweet with a strong smell of maple candy and loads of caramel sauce. The break releases a whiff of apple pie and dark roasts have a thick, saturated smell of deep browning caramel. This cup is really about as sweet as they come. Fruited notes of nectarine, fresh plum, and grape juice come to fore. The acidity is very tartaric, like green grape, and quite refreshing. There's a hazelnut flavor as well, especially at lighter roast levels. It's such a nice set of flavors that shift around a bit as it cools. The finish is very sweet, and slightly lactic at first, but changing to dark caramel in the long finish. This lot from Jorge Recinos brews so well, and will make an impressive addition as SO espresso too.