La Florida has a honey and muscovado sugar sweetness, oatmeal cookie aroma, green tea-like acidity, and walnut and roasted nib finishing accents. A milder Guatemala that shows best when to City - City+. Full City will work for espresso.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||August 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||46 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Bourbon, Typica|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to City+ for brewed coffee, Full City for espresso|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
Finca La Florida lies just below the town of Patzun, which is a subregion of Chimaltenango located within close proximity to Lake Atitlan. The road to the coffee producing area of Patzun is a beautiful one, after climbing well above 2,000 meters, you slowly descend from the yellows and browns of corn growing country into a rather small, heavily shaded canyon of the coffee lands. The coffee trees are protected under an excellent canopy. Another unique aspect of this region is the heavy dose of Typica cultivars we've found planted among the Bourbon and Caturra. Processing here is fairly standard as far as Guatemala is considered. After depulping the coffee beans are fermented up to 24 hours, washed in long channels and sun-dried on patios. On a side note, the farms from which we buy are Patzun coffee are home to some older, beautiful Mayan relics. They're something special and add an aura of the old world when visiting.
La Florida is a coffee that displays honey sweetness from ground coffee to brewed cup. The aromatic profile offers glimpses of dark honey and a brown sugar oatmeal smell that has a 'cookie' quality to it. Brewing a City+ roast, the coffee displays moderate sweetness of honey and muscovado sugar. A tea accent comes to fore as well and reminds me of steeped green tea leaves, also offering some semblance of acidic impression too. The back end has a subtle walnut note, with roasted nibs too, both venturing into the long finish. Full City roasts all but flatten brightness altogether, and while it works for espresso, the cup profile of brewed coffee seems limp in this light. I recommend City to City+ roasting for a mild honey sweetness, and mild to moderate vibrance.