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|Region||Hoja Blanca, Huehuetenango|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Arrival date||August 2017 Arrival|
|Cultivar Detail||Bourbon, Caturra, Typica|
|Appearance||.4 d/300g, 15 - 17 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 quite a lot of samples of daily process batches from these farms to select the ones that have the best qualities the farm has to offer. Boqueroncito is 1,400 to just under 1,550 meters, not screaming high altitude for Guatemala, but in this area coffee tops out about 1750 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 microlot from the Boqueroncito region has nice developed toffee sweetness throughout the profile. City+ is the inside boundary when considering roast range, and a deeply sweet cup is achieved on up to Full CIty+. The dry grounds of lighter roasts have a honey smell, that at Full City is traded for raisin and dark sugars, culminating in an oatmeal cookie-like impression. Adding hot water brings on hefty caramel sweetness, with elements of fresh baked sweet rolls with raisins and walnuts. This is a superb drinking coffee, a City+ brew showing a turbinado sugar sweetness, toffee almond, and subtle dry fruit accents. The cool cup of Boqueroncito opens up to layers of complex sugar notes, cinnamon-spiced chocolate flavors, and a light apple-like brightness. The coffee has thick body across the roast spectrum, with layered cocoa tones filling out the middle and finish in our Full City roast. Boqueroncito is a chocolatey espresso too, with lasting bittersweet chocolate bar flavors, and creamy nut tones in the finish.