Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producers: Jose Bernabe Martinez
We’re very excited about this smooth and delicious coffee from Huehuetenango, grown and processed by Mr. Jose Bernabe Martinez on his farm Finca El Limonar. The name means “Lemon Grove” because Mr. Martinez also produces other crops besides coffee - including lemons, oranges, bananas, and avocados. He inherited the land in 1980, and has been working with his family and small team of 3 employees to improve the quality and diversity of all their crops. On the coffee side of things - he’s growing mainly Caturra with some Bourbon plants mixed in, which produces a great lot of coffee with rich flavors and an incredible smoothness. We’re very happy that Mr. Martinez has decided to keep coffee in the crop plan, because this brew is a winner.
We love the mellow dried fruit notes that this coffee gives off, which pair nicely with a muted honey sweetness and deep plum flavor. Compared to some coffees from Huehue that really lead off with acidity - this cup is a smooth sipper that really emphasizes mouthfeel and richness over a bunch of bright notes. It’s good to slow down every once in a while and reflect - and this coffee is perfect for the occasion. Enjoy!