Los Dos Socios
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Caramel, Papaya
Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producers: Don Concepcion Villatoro Matias
The name "Los Dos Socios" was selected by Don Concepcion Villatoro Matias to refer to "the two associates" involved in producing coffee at his farm: himself and God. His approach has been a simple one since purchasing the farm in 1990: plant bourbon and caturra varietals under shade trees, tend them well, and keep parcels separated to maintain unique lots. His farm in Huehuetenango is up high with a view of the mountains, making for a lovely place to live and work. Huehuetenango is one of Guatemala's prized coffee-growing regions, and with coffees as vibrant and exciting as this one, it's easy to see why.
The flavor profile we're getting out of Los Dos Socios is a thing of beauty: a juicy blackberry note, some really rich caramel smoothness, and a zing of bright papaya all working together. It reminds us of the coffee cherries we snacked on while visiting farms in Guatemala earlier this year actually - the juicy, sweet, and tangy combination of flavors is a great way to describe the taste of the fruit surrounding a coffee bean. As long days of farm visits wore on, it was neat to see farmers picking a few cherries and snacking - even before it's processed, roasted, and brewed, coffee can provide small moments to enjoy. We hope you appreciate all the hard work that went into these beans, and that you enjoy your brews of Los Dos Socios all the more for it!