Guatemala Huehuetenango LA BENDICION

  • Balanced cup
  • Fruity cup with strawberry notes
  • Tastes like milk chocolate and nougat

Producer: Artemia Morales & Yanira Solis Lopez

Variety: Caturra, Pache Coliz

Altitude: 1600 mts above sea level

Annual rainfall: 1400 ml

Average temperature: 14°C

Shade trees: Gravilea

Importer: Primavera Coffee Importers

Rob says: The mean reason we like to collaborate with Primavera is the cup quality of course, but it’s fantastic to see how the company founder Nadine tries to help the farmers to achieve higher quality and therefor is willing to pay the extra buck, which show that his efforts are appreciated.

The improved quality and help of Primavera do really motive him, he says. In the near future he hopes to improve his wet mill, by installing more fermentation thanks. He also likes to experiment with other types of processing. For this lot he only picks the ripe cherries, then coffee is pulped on the same day and fermented for 2 days in cement tanks! After washing it is then dried on patios.

WE PLAN TO START ROASTING THIS FIRST GUATEMALAN COFFEE OF THE YEAR BY THE END OF APRIL 2020.

Guatemala Huehuetenango THE PRIMAVERA FAMILY

  • Mild coffee with medium body
  • Fudge and Cane Sugar notes
  • Clean cup

Location: San Antonio Huista

Varieties: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon

Elevation: around 1600 masl

Annual rainfall: 2000 ml

Shade trees: Gravilea, Chalun and fruit trees

Importer: Primavera Coffee Importers

Rob Says: Over the last few years we have, for our Guatemalan coffees, a good collaboration with Primavera Coffee Importers. Nadine and her team are the most specialized coffee in and export company in this area and deliver multiple nice lots each year.

For this project they grouped 10 small producers in our favourite area Huehuetenango and give it the name ‘The Primavera Family’. This way they are giving the farmers the opportunity to use the extra income they receive from selling at a higher price to reinvest in their farm and wet mills.

The lot is cupping around 85 points, which makes it not a championship winner, but a truly nice cup. At Caffenation we bought it as solid base for our Mr LGB Summer Blend and periodic filter or espresso of the week.

Guatemala Fraijanes FINCA EL CARRIZAL

  • Silky Mouthfeel and Low Acidity
  • Sugared Almonds and Cherry
  • Chocolate After taste

Producer: Carlos Durán Matias

Shade trees: Gravilea, Ingas, Pines

Variety: Pacas, Caturra, Bourbon, Pache, Typica, Anacafe 14

Importers: Primavera Coffee Importers

Rob Says: First ever coffee from this region in Guatemala. The Fraijanes area is located South East of the country nearby the capital city of Guatemala.

The farm of Carlos Duran Matias is relatively small but super equipped with the best machinery and known for the diversity of varieties. In this lot we find a mix of several. It is not a common practice but ensures a very well balanced and smooth taste profile.

WE HOPE TO START ROASTING THIS COFFEE AROUND MID JULY 2018

Guatemala Huehuetenango FINCA LA MONTANA

  • Velvety mouthfeel
  • Toffee
  • Fruity notes like apple and raspberry

Producer: Rudy Garcia

Altitude: 1550 masl

Variety: Catuai

Soil: Limestone

Shade Trees: Chalum, Gravilea and Cipreces

Importers: Primavera Coffee Importers

 

Rob Says:

For the new 2018 crop Guatemala we bought a couple of very interesting lots from Primavera Coffee Importers.

They are the greatest experts of coffees from this region and offered us this velvety soft and super clean coffee from Huehuetenango.

Mr. Pedro Garcia inherited his farm to his son Rudy Garcia, to whom he already had given half of his land by life. Rudy Garcia is 39 years old and together with his son he focuses on the cultivation of coffee.

I’ll bet my hat on it even Andy Garcia will love this coffee.

 

WE EXPECT THE COFFEE IN OUR WAREHOUSE BY THE END OF MAY 2018.

Guatemala Huehuetenango RED DE MUJERES

  • Very syropy/sweet cup.
  • Strawberry & Raspberry flavors
  • Velvety soft

 

Variety: Pache, Bourbon, Caturra, Typica

Processed: Washed Organic (with ‘tree ripening’)

Certification: Organic and Fairtrade

Altitude: 1600-1850

Importer: Falcon Coffees

 

Rob Says: The Red de Mujeres, or ‘network of women’, is a large group of female coffee producers covering five different areas of Huehuetenango. The group is made up of 830 women, but this particular lot comes from the San Antonio Huista area and is the product of 50 producers.

Most special, besides the rare Pache variety of the beans, is the processing: The beans have been kept extra long on the trees, to give it extra sweetness and a ‘dry-processing’ kind of flavor. First time ever we buy a coffee processed this way.

THIS COFFEE IS TO BE EXPECTED BY THE BEGINNING OF AUTUMN