Tasting Notes: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Plum
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producers: Luz Audelí Villatoro
Luz Auedli Villatoro inherited her prime coffee-growing land from her father, who taught her to cultivate coffee at an early age. When she took over the land, she renamed the farm La Bendicion - the blessing - to represent how grateful she is for the opportunity to carry on producing high-quality coffee. Today, she farms Caturra, Bourbon, and Catuai varietals with her son Carlos. La Bendicion has plentiful shade trees that help keep the coffees cool. Huehuetenango is a popular coffee-growing region, and one of the driest areas in Guatemala where coffee is farmed. This might seem counter-intuitive for farming - but plentiful streams and rivers provide access to water while the lower precipitation rate makes it much easier for farmers to dry their coffees evenly for exceptional flavor.
This particular lot contains washed Caturra and Bourbon varietals that produce a decadent and delicious mix of flavors. We're picking up on dessert-like tastes of caramel and dark chocolate, as well as a juicy plum note that gives the cup a nice viscous quality. We love how smooth and silky this coffee brews up, and we think it will be the perfect addition to almost any occasion. Many thanks to Luz Auedli Villatoro for managing La Bendicion - and for passing along the blessings to the club. Enjoy!