Growing conditions in Huehuetenango were great this season, but workers were scarce at harvest time. As a result, coffee stayed on the branch longer, and was riper and sweeter when it was picked than in previous years. The elevated ripeness and Mauricio's continued investment in expanding and improving his raised-bed drying allowed us to construct this gem from a careful selection of late-harvest day-lots that express a taste of place, are well-structured and incredibly sweet.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Caturra

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Producer Mauricio Rosales
  • Region La Libertad
  • Elevation Range 1650-1800 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method patio + raised bed
  • Harvest January-March
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2003

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from Intelligentsiacoffee.com.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  • 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  • 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  • 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  • 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  • 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  • 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!

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