Classic: La Britanna
Variety: Catuai, Caturra, Catisic
Origin: Fraijanes, Guatemala
Producers: Juventino Miron
This delicious and chocolatey coffee comes to us from the La Britanna farm in Fraijanes, Guatemala. Fraijanes isn't too far south of Guatemala City - near the border with the Santa Rosa department - but its tall hills and dense forests are perfect terrain for growing excellent coffee. La Britanna's owner Juventino Miron inherited the farm from the Zamora family, and he now produces a mix of several coffee varietals including Catuai, Caturra, and Catisic plants under the shade of banana and gravilea trees. He has over 40 hectares of land in production at present yielding about 500 bags of green coffee each season, which is a sizable operation for coffees that taste this good!
What we love about this coffee is how dense the profile is - notes of chocolate, honey, and brown sugar all intermixed gave us the distinct impression of a fresh-baked cookie when we first cupped this lot. That rich, structured sweetness is really enjoyable and easy to drink. If you have some sort of batch brewing option at home you might want to break it out so you can have plenty of this coffee on-hand, it's hard to stop sipping. Cheers!