Origin: San Marcos, Guatemala
Producers: Enguier Dimas Orozco
We were very excited to get our hands on this bourbon coffee from Enguier Dimas Orozco's Las Barrancas farm in Guatemala. The bourbon varietal is well-respected in the specialty coffee world for its full-bodied flavors and has really taken off in Latin American coffee production. The varietal originated in Yemen and was spread to other coffee-growing areas by French traders in the early 1800s. Bourbon plants yield similar amounts of coffee to typica plants, but are more susceptible to disease and pests, making it all the more impressive when farmers like Mr. Orozco produce lots of bourbon coffee as delicious as this!
The flavor of Las Barrancas is the epitome of smooth. The vanilla note is both sweet and floral, layering perfectly over a cool melon note that provides this cup with a juicy body. We also love the warm caramel flavors that this cup exhibits, accentuating the smoothness of the body and grounding the lighter flavors in a rich sweetness that becomes more pronounced as the cup cools. This is a great bourbon coffee, and we hope you have a few moments this week to really relax and enjoy it. Cheers!