Variety: Caturra, Bourbon
Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producers: Noe Castillo
Noe Castillo is a second generation coffee farmer, taking over Finca Buena Esperanza after her mother managed the land for 40 years. Noe and her brothers now continue the family tradition, growing bourbon and caturra beans on their farm with organic methods. Recently, they've been focusing on planting and maintaining more shade trees to cool down their coffee plants and slow the growth of their cherries. Growing coffee in cooler temperatures allows the cherries more time to mature and and develop flavors, which is where the coffee from Buena Esperanza really shines.
This lot of patio-dried Guatemalan coffee has a playful medley of flavors, lead by a pronounced caramel note. It's a smooth, warm flavor that fills the cup with sweetness overall. A note of lime lends the cup some acidity and brightness, perfectly counter-balancing the caramel sweetness and giving this cup some real depth of flavor. Outside the strong caramel and lime notes, a nice aromatic floral flavor rounds things out, giving this cup just a hint of nuance without complicating the flavor profile unnecessarily. It's a solid cup of quality coffee, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!