FLAVOR: Toffee, Apple, Lemon Zest
FINISH: Slight Linger
Sweet and balanced, this coffee offers delicate floral notes and an apple sweetness at the start. A tart zing of bittersweet lemon zest follows accompanied by creamy, buttery notes of toffee. The coffee’s medium body is met with a slight linger at the finish.
Grown and harvested in the Cubulco region of Guatemala, this offering is made up of coffees from five different smallholder producer farms. The farms include Las Anonas, Las Naranjas, La Esperanza, Grano de Oro, and Finca Las Piedras. Together these coffees are part of a microlot project titled Las Colinas. Meaning “The Hills” in Spanish, the Las Colinas name serves as a nod to the hilly terrain of Cubulco Valley, while the project itself helps connect smallholder coffee producers to roasters like us. In addition, the project also provides technical assistance to each farm's workers, including lessons in agronomy and business management. Situated just north of Antigua near the Sierra de las Minas and Sierra de Chuacus mountain ranges, the Cubulco region’s mild-to-cold weather and rich clay soil allow for the slow development of coffee cherries. This gives the coffee its characteristic citrus, chocolate, and nutty flavors. Last year was our first time showcasing coffee from Las Colinas, and we’re thrilled to offer you this microlot coffee once again to demonstrate the superb coffee produced by the smallholder farmers in Cubulco.
LOCATION: Cubulco, Guatemala
PRODUCER, FARM: Las Colinas, Smallholder Farmers
ALTITUDE: 1600-1800 MASL
VARIETAL: Catuai, Pache-San Ramon, Sarchimor, Bourbon, Caturra
PRODUCTION METHOD: Washed