Coffee Of The Month - Guatemala Volcan de Acatenango - Coffee Beans

Light - Medium Roast

marzipan, caramel, chocolate

Guatemala Volcan de Acatenango is a blend of Bourbon, Typica, Caturra & Catuai varietals grown at an altitude of 1220-1830 masl by the farmers of the Acatenango cooperative.  The volcanic slopes provide excellent coffee growing conditions with rich nutritious soil where the coffee plants thrive.  This of course results in delicious coffee beans.  There is an enticing aroma of sweet marzipan on grinding, a delicate tangerine fruity acidity followed by a rich full bodied flavour of almond and caramel with a dark chocolate and spice finish.  This coffee is delightful when enjoyed as black coffee,  but the rich, smooth flavours and mild acidity really suits a milk based coffee drink, so perfect for all flat-white, cappuccino and latte lovers!

The Acatenango cooperative is located in Chimaltenango on the slopes of the Acatenango volcano which is the third highest in the Central American range and gives the cooperative their name. It was established in March 1967, by 24 members who wanted to get a better price for their coffee. Two years later, these coffee pioneers also helped establish the exporter Fedecocagua who we now source a large amount of our favourite Guatemalan coffees from, and by 2018 the coop had grown to include 351 members.

After picking, coffee is washed and pulped before drying for one day on the patios and then being moved to guardiolas for controlled drying. This typically comprises of 40 hours at 45 degrees before being lowered to 30 degrees and finally 15 degrees until optimum moisture content is reached. The lowering of temperature ensures evenness of drying meaning the green life of the coffee is the best it can be. It is then shipped in parchement to the Fedecocagua facility in Palin, Escuintla for final grading and milling ready for export.

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Tasting and Cupping notes

Roast Light - Medium Roast