Dynamic & Crisp
Notes of Hibiscus, Meyer Lemon & Cocoa Nibs
This coffee will keep you coming back for more with sweet hibiscus tones alongside crisp meyer lemon acidity and a direct finish of cocao nibs.
*This coffee received a score of 93 points by Coffee Review. Read the review here.*
Producers: CODECH Cooperative & Porfirio Velasquez
Bourbon, Caturra & Sarchimor
Dry Fermented Washed
December 2021-March 2022
About the Producer
Perched high above the dusty streets of Concepción Huista in Sierra de los Cuchumatanes - the highest mountain range in Central America - the Mayan farmers of the CODECH Cooperative grow some of the best coffee in Guatemala. This is one of our very first relationship coffees, first sourcing their coffee in 2012. We were unable to make our annual sourcing trip to Huehuetenango this year due to travel restrictions, but we're beyond excited to return next year to collaborate with the quality control team on lot selection and farm production techniques.
This single-farm microlot selection comes to us from Profirio Velasquez, a member of the CODECH Cooperative. His farm sits at 1,800 meters in the midst of the premier coffeelands of Huehuetenango, which have consistently produced some of the most expressive and beautiful coffees in Guatemala. This year, his coffee is truly exceptional and deserves special recognition.
About the Coffee
Producers in this area grow almost exclusively heirloom varieties on their remote, high altitude farms. These unique varieties showcase a distinct clarity of fruit and brightness that gets lost in most hybridized varieties. This year, we implemented detailed drying specifications with these lots, which will enable greater quality and stability over time. We have noticed that lots with moisture content below 10.5% perform significantly better as they age. And because we typically roast coffees from CODECH for 6-7 months after they arrive into our roastery, that quality stability is incredibly important.
Profirio’s coffee displays the bright citrus and chocolate profile that we’ve come to know and love from the CODECH group, but with even more dynamic and nuanced tones. In particular, we taste shades of exotic hibiscus floral-fruit as well as crisp meyer lemon acidity with complex tones of cocoa nibs on the finish.
Why We Love It
Guatemala has become recognized globally for the consistently outstanding coffee produced by farmers like Porfirio. His coffee manages to push the boundaries of what excellent Guatemalan coffee truly tastes like - floral and fruity, citrusy and chocolatey, all in one cup.
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