El Morito

Vanilla, Grape, Almond

Variety: Pache

Processing: Washed

Origin: Jalapa, Guatemala

Producers: Roberto Monterroso

Altitude: 1500-2100m

Roberto Monterroso's farm El Morito has been in operation since 1994, and in that time his production has scaled dramatically. Roberto is a true jack-of-all-trades in the specialty coffee world, growing all sorts of varietals from Geisha to Maragogype and experimenting with pretty much every conceivable processing method from washed to honey to natural. His love of all things coffee has landed him several top 5 finishes in Guatemala's Cup of Excellence, which speaks to the expertise he brings to his crops. We loved this lot of washed Pache the minute we cupped it, and we think you'll notice its quality as soon as your first brew blooms.

We couldn't get enough of the strong vanilla aroma that El Morito exhibits at the outset, which carries over to become a defining characteristic of the cup. Also present is a light grape note that adds just enough tartness, and a smooth almond flavor that lingers delightfully even after you've finished your coffee. We love how mellow and refined this flavor profile is, and how consistently it delivers stellar tastes no matter what brewing method you use. We're looking forward to hearing your reactions, let us know how you like it by rating your coffee and drop us a line!

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