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Guatemala Puerta Verde Bourbon

A juicy coffee with a cornucopia of fruits, focused around those with tartaric acidity. White grape juice, nectarine and tart peach set the tone for the flavor profile. Creamy milk chocolate is interwoven amongst all of the fruit complexity in harmonious balance. More blackberry appears in the finish of the coffee which is both refreshingly tart and sweet. This is a medium bodied coffee with very little interference happening to overshadow the exemplary fruit notes. City to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Sep 24 2012
Lot size 23bags/boxes
Bag size 46.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade SHB
Appearance 0 d/300gr, 17-18+ Screen
Roast Recommendations This is a versatile coffee that does well from City to Full City roasts.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Puerta Verde is "small" estate located just on the outskirts of the town of Antigua. Although owned by the Alvarez family the coffee production is managed by Ricardo Zelaya. Both Bourbon and Caturra varietals are cultivated on the 41 hectares that comprise the farm. One of the advantages that Puerta Verde has over many coffees farms in Central America is its flat terrain. Both cultivation and picking are much easily done when physical inclines are minimized. Although decently sized the farm has a small range of altitude that hovers around 1550 masl. After picking the coffee cherries are transported down the road to Ricardo's Estate, Santa Clara, where they are processed in traditional Guatemalan fashion. After disc depulping the beans are feremented overnight, washed and then laid to dry on patios in the sun.
Top Guatemalan coffees have a knack for maintaing their flavors and brilliance longer than most coffees. In fact, outside of Ethiopia, I'd say they have the longest shelf-life. Its October and although Puerta Verde has just arrived its quite a complex coffee. Aromatically, darker fruits like blackberry and raisin sweeten the fragrance while pairing very nicely softer notes of fresh cream or butter. The crust offered floral hints of lilac as well sweet cacao and caramel. Puerta Verde is a juicy coffee with a cornucopia of fruits present focused around those with tartaric acidity. White grape juice, nectarine and tart peach set the tone foe the flavor profile. Creamy milk chocolate is interwoven amongst all of the fruit complexity in harmonious balance. Puerta Verde is well structured from start to finish. More blackberry appears in the finish of the coffee which is both refreshingly tart and sweet. This is a medium bodied coffee with very little interference happening to overshadow the exemplary fruit notes.