Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul -Familia Perez-Archived Review 2018

Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul -Familia Perez-Archived Review 2018


THIS COFFEE HAS SOLD OUT. Fruited accents line the cup, dried blueberry, raspberry iced tea, plum skin, and red grape, along with a hazelnut cocoa mix in the finish. City to Full City.

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Additional Info

Cultivars Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Processing Method Wet Process (Washed)
Grade SHB EP
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 16 - 18 screen
Arrival Date August 2017 Arrival
Roast Recommendation City to Full City - City and City+ roasts have the most dimension
Region Peña Blance, La Libertad, Huehuetenango
Organic No
Farm Gate Yes
Recommended for Espresso No



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The farm of Familia Perez is located in the micro region of Peña Blanca within the sub-municipality of La Libertad, Huehuetenango. This coffee comes to us through a joint-effort of a local micro-mill owner who is able to process and separate the micro-lots we approve, and a highly sophisticated dry-mill who handle the finishing touches and export the coffees for us. It helps us greatly to enlist local support, folks who not only know the land but also the local farmers. We put in quite a bit of work ourselves, tasting many rounds of samples in order to identify the premium-level coffees, as well as make several trips to the area each year meeting with farmers and collecting information. This particular lot is 20 bags, a rather large offering from a single Xinabajul producer. You can read more about "Proyecto Xinabajul" HERE.

The dry fragrance has is highlighted by light berry tones that have a tartness, even in smell, and are tied to a deep, brown sugar-like sweetness in both light and middle roasts. The wet grounds are rife with caramelized sugar smells, a butterscotch candy aroma lifted in the steam, and dried fruit accents released when pushing a spoon through the wetted crust. We found good clarity in brewed cups of our City+ roast, well-rounded sweetness, and impressive structure. Base flavors include fruited notes, like dried blueberry, and raspberry iced tea, especially in City and City+ roasts.  There's a hazelnut flavor too, as well as a flavor of fine cocoa powder that fills out the finish. Full City roasts are a little more two-dimensional, but the levels of burned sugar sweetness and bittering cocoa flavors are impressive, and will please those looking for a balanced dark roasted coffee. Fruits play more of a background role in the cup, but we did pick up on mild flavors of plum skins and a touch of red grape.