Caramel and burned sugar sweetness paired with cocoa powder, butter cookie note, and apple-like acidity. Excels in middle to dark roast applications. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||September 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||69 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Bourbon, Caturra, Typica|
|Appearance||.4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
This is a blend made up of coffee farms in the Cuilco sub region of Huehuetenango. Cuilco is relatively small, tucked away in the high altitude region far above Huehuetenango town. The farms are situated in a valley between two steep mountain sides, providing perfect topography for growing coffee, and ideal shade provision from the surrounding natural forest. They are planted mostly in Caturra and Bourbon, a few Typica trees mixed in, and the coffee is fully washed in small batches either at the farm or at a shared mill in the center of town. In this area coffee tops out about 1750 meters due to the colder climate here. Given that the localities where we are buying coffee are little more than extended family groups, we have found if we involve a brother or sister, they will tell all their coffee-farming kin and soon we have a network of farmers interested in our project. We wrote an in-depth and detailed description of the project as well that you can read here.
This blended lot from Cuilco has candied nut sweetness in dry fragrance, like a refined sugar and cinnamon candy-coating on roasted almond. The sweetness is bolstered with the addition of hot water, roasted almond wrapped in creamy caramel sweetness. The cup is right in line with aroma and builds a densely sweet caramel and burned sugar base flavor when roasted to City+. This flavor builds as the cup cools and a syrupy blend of molasses coupled with dark cacao notes adds intensity to the cup. This coffee excels in middle roast ranges, City+ being a starting point for a well rounded coffee. Our Full City roast boasted thick body, a sweet butter cookie note, lasting cocoa bittersweetness and surprising apple-like acidity. A great option for those looking for Guatemalan espresso too, loads of chocolate making a lasting impression on the palate.