A superb drinking coffee, complex sweetness, turbinado and honey, cinnamon-spiced chocolate, lemon acidity. Bigger berry/cocoa flavors at Full City. City to Full City+. Near perfect espresso.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||June 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||69 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica|
|Appearance||.2 d/300gr, 16 - 18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
Boqueroncito is a farm very close to another we buy from the Hoja Blanca area of Huehuetenango, Finca Regalito. This area, located in the Northern reaches of Huehue at the border with Chiapas, Mexico is called Cuilco. Both Regalito and Boqueroncito are under the care of the Villatoro family, with Aurelio Villatoro overseeing the wet mill, and Antonio, his nephew, specifically looking after these two farms. We like these coffees and go through tons of process batch samples from the farms to select the best qualities they have to offer. Boqueroncito starts at 1,400 meters above sea level and tops out at just under 1,550 meters. While that's not screaming high altitude for Guatemala, coffee is only planted up to about 1750 meters due to the colder climate here. The main image for this coffee shows Antonio and is uncle Aurelio, who manage the Boqueroncito farm. The other images show the dominant cultivar planted there, Bourbon variety coffee, with its distinct clumping fruit form.
This lot from the Boqueroncito farm has nice developed sweetness at a wide range of roasts. The dry grounds of lighter roasts have a loose-leaf tea and honey smell, that at Full City is traded for deeper caramelizing sugars tones, and a pungent molasses accent with 2nd snaps. Adding hot water brings on hefty caramel cookie like sweetness, with elements of fresh baked cinnamon rolls with raisin and candied walnut. This is a superb drinking coffee, a City+ brew showing a a City+ brew showing turbinado sugar and honey flavored sweetness, along with accent notes of citrus and raisin. As the cup cools, Boqueroncito opens up to layers of complex sugar notes, cinnamon-spiced chocolate flavors (especially in darker roasts) and a lemon tart acidity strings it all together. The coffee has incredible body across the roast spectrum, with berry fruit and cocoa roast tones filling out the middle and finish in our Full City roast coffee. Boqueroncito is a near-perfect espresso in my opinion, Full City to FC+ roasts build syrupy chocolate flavors, a pleasant citrus rind accent and bittersweet finish.