Guatemala - Buena Esperanza | Washed


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  • Info
  • Origin Details
  • Origin: Guatemala
    Region: Aldea Hoja Blanca, Huehuetenango
    Farms: Buena Esperanza
    Producer: Noe Castillo
    Harvest: Mid 2020
    Varieties: Caturra & Catuai
    Elevation: 1900 MASL
    Process: Fully Washed
    Tasting Notes: Pear | Orange | Almond | Cocoa
    Relationship: 3 Years.

    340g or 2.5KG - Whole Bean
    Great for a comfortable, filter coffee and bright espresso

  • More about the Concepcion Villatoro Matias
    On the south-western side of Hoja Blanca, in the Cuilco department of Huehuetenango, lies finca Buena Esperanza. For more than forty years Doña Maria Castillo, a widow, has been farming coffee, every year hoping for a good harvest. The 'Good Hope' persists today in Maria's thirty year old son, Noe, who farms these steep mountains with his brother Marvel. Noe's pride in the land he was given is evident, and he's eager to explain his process and techniques, which he learned from his 10 years working for Nicolas Castillo of Nueva Esperanza.

    Chalum and avocado trees protect the Bourbon and Caturra trees, and the family strives to use organic products for fertilization wherever possible. Having recovered greatly from the coffee rust of past seasons, Noe has invested in more effective pruning methods -- the production yield this season will be smaller, but he hopes to improve the health of the trees and increase yields in the future. Processing has improved greatly due to a brand new, much larger drying patio and new wet mill. Water is fed from pure ground springs, or nacimientos as opposed to the river, as lot and mill are high above the river.