El Manzano Guatemala

$16.75

REGION: Fraijanes, Guatemala
COUNTRY: Guatemala
PRODUCER: Antonio Mirón
ALTITUDE: 1280 masl
VARIETIES: Bourbon
PROCESSING: Red Honey
DRYING: Shaded Patio; 10 days

Think
: Cinnamon Raisin Toast with a mild acidity

We have always loved coffees from Guatemala for their clarity and sweetness, characteristics that are hallmarks of classic, high-grown washed coffees. As the specialty coffee industry grows, however, unusual processing methods or varieties are becoming increasingly common. Located about an hour south of Guatemala City, El Manzano is a demonstration of the panoply of methods available to the properly capitalized coffee producer. With several different varieties and multiple processing methods, Antonio Mirón is using his farm as a
de facto laboratory for what combinations are possible in coffee today. This particular coffee is a 100% Bourbon variety that is honey processed. More common in Brazil and Costa Rica, this process falls between a washed and typical natural process; the skin is pulped from the coffee cherry, and the bean is then left to dry rather than being fully washed. While this does end up saving a good amount of water and create some very interesting profiles, the risks are often higher to producers, which makes these lots harder to come by. We got this one from Punta Cafe, a Pittsburgh-affiliated importer connecting smaller players in specialty coffee. Enjoy!

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Shipping Details
As we are striving to roast coffee in the best possible profile while also preserving freshness, we have a rhythm to our roasting schedule. Our roasting days are now Monday through Wednesday. We will make every effort to get your coffee out as soon as possible. It will be shipped using a common carrier to your door.

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