This tiny lot from Juan Hipp shows a rustic sweetness of green herb and forage, along with sugar browning elements. It shows characteristics of Indonesian coffees, with rice syrup, molasses, and pungent fruit notes coming through in a cooled cup. Bodied, low to medium acidity. City+ to Full City+.
Juan Hipp is a 2nd generation coffee farmer, inheriting 5 farms from his father replete with wet and dry mills. Juan has had a hand in on the farming his whole life, and dedicated to the coffee, has even entered the world of coffee roasting, exporting roasted product too. His farms are located in the Santa Barbara department, totaling around 70 hectares of growing area. Altitudes at the farms span about 900 to 1400 meters, and his mill is at 1150. Hipp pays special attention to lot separation, preparing commercial grade in machine dryers and allocating the 'specialty' grade for patio or solar drying.
The dry fragrance of Juan Hipp has a bit of milk chocolate and hazelnut in lightest roasts, and sweetness is on the low side at light, City level. At City+ the sweet aspects are a bit more developed, notes of honey and wheat, toasted barley, and a slight green herb smell like sage. The wet aroma carries more of the 'green' aspects, a foresty sweetness emerges, and the floral/earthy smell of muscat grape comes out on the break. There is a rustic quality that follows through to the cup too, even slightly "Sumatra" like, with rice syrup, sweet forage, and molasses sugar. There is a decent acidity too that adds 'pop' to the cup. It's a relatively bodied cup, and holds up well with a bit of roast.