Semi-sweet chocolate chips, brown sugar, chocolate-walnut brownie and apple-like acidity. Classic, balanced Guatemalan coffee and fantastic daily drinker. City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.
|Region||Antigua, Volcan de Agua|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||July 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||46 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 15+ Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
Hunapu is the indigenous name for Volcan de Agua, not far from Antigua's main center where we buy nearly half our Guatemalan coffees each year. But this reach has expanded to several of the outlying areas thanks to the intermediary we work with, who also happens to be both a farmer and mill manager (and just about every other coffee related job title!). Unlike the "estate" coffees we're used to from Antigua, the Hunapu area is comprised of small scale farmers whose coffee fields are planted on the volcano's slopes across an altitude range of 1600 - 1900 meters above sea level. Roughly 450 farmers are currently selling their coffee to the mill in Antigua where each lot is assessed for quality, and separated accordingly. This is a micro-region separation from "Ciudad Vieja", made up mostly of cultivars Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai.
The fragrance from this Hunapu lot is sweet and chocolatey, particularly potent at City+ and beyond. Images of candied nuts and malted chocolate balls come to mind when smelling the wet crust, leading into a balanced brew. City+ roasts are balanced bittersweet, with semi-sweet chocolate chips and brown sugar notes blossoming as the cup cools down to a drinking temperature. Acidity level is quietly present and adds apple-like crispness at City+ roast level, while much more muted at Full City. The finish is marked by cocoa and nut tones, cultivating a flavor of dark chocolate brownie with walnuts. This big-bodied Guatemala is sure to make a great espresso and work well for milk drinks too.