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Guatemala Xinabajul Flavio Martinez

Fruited and raw sugar sweetness across a wide roast range, accents of currant and berry skins, tart acidity, dark chocolate covered blueberries. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types, Bourbon Types, Typica Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Peña Blanca, Huehuetenango
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-Dried
Arrival date June 2019 Arrival
Lot size 21
Bag size 69 KG
Packaging GrainPro Liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai Typica
Grade SHB EP
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 15-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City
Type Farm Gate
Recommended for Espresso Yes

The micro region of Peña Blanca is located in the sub-municipality of La Libertad, Huehuetenango. This coffee comes to us through a joint-effort of two local micro-mill owners who are perform farmer outreach on our behalf finding and delivering many, many samples to us of coffees from family members and neighbors alike all over the Huehuetenango region. Each year we make several visits to the area in order to visit as many of these farmers as possible and cup hundreds of samples with the hopes of expanding our "Proyecto Xinabajul" project that we've had going in the region for nearly a decade. This particular microlot comes from a single farmer, Flavio Martinez, whose farm is located in Peña Blanca nearby one of our partners in the area. The coffee is a mix of Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra and Typica and is grown right around 1700 meters above sea level. At 21 bags, this is one of our more sizable, single farmer lots from Huehuetenango.

Fruited characteristics are apparent in this coffee from Flavio Martinez, especially when cupping on a table of other Guatemalan coffees. It has much more in store beyond the sort of caramel and nut flavors of a more typical coffee from the region. The smells touch on dried stone fruit and raw sugar, and even the floral side of really ripe berry. This coffee brews incredibly well at a wide range of roasts and offers fruited sweetness across the roast spectrum. Lighter roasts have tart fruit accents such as black currant and something like berry skins. The sweetness is on the fruited side (like dried fruit) but with its fair share of dark sugar flavors too. At Full City we get sturdy chocolate flavors and roast tone, that with a plum berry note come off like dark chocolate bar with dried blueberry. As espresso, Full City roasts have a velvety mouthfeel, dried fruited accent notes, and bittersweet chocolate that hangs on long into the finish.