Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul -Familia Perez

Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul -Familia Perez

Farm Description

The farm of Familia Perez is located in the micro region of Peña Blanca within the sub-municipality of La Libertad, Huehuetenango. This coffee comes to us through a joint-effort of a local micro-mill owner who is able to process and separate the micro-lots we approve, and a highly sophisticated dry-mill who handle the finishing touches and export the coffees for us. It helps us greatly to enlist local support, folks who not only know the land but also the local farmers. We put in quite a bit of work ourselves, tasting many rounds of samples in order to identify the premium-level coffees, as well as make several trips to the area each year meeting with farmers and collecting information. This particular lot is 22 bags, a rather large offering from a single Xinabajul producer. You can read more about "Proyecto Xinabajul" HERE.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The dry fragrance has is highlighted by light berry tones that have a tartness, even in smell, and are tied to a deep, brown sugar-like sweetness in both light and middle roasts. The wet grounds are rife with caramelized sugar smells, a butterscotch candy aroma lifted in the steam, and dried fruit accents released when pushing a spoon through the wetted crust. We found good clarity in brewed cups of our City+ roast, well-rounded sweetness, and impressive structure. Base flavors include fruited notes, like dried blueberry, and raspberry iced tea, especially in City and City+ roasts. There's a hazelnut flavor too, as well as a flavor of fine cocoa powder that fills out the finish. Full City roasts are a little more two-dimensional, but the levels of burned sugar sweetness and bittering cocoa flavors is impressive, and will please those looking for a blanced dark roasted coffee. Fruits play more of a background role in the cup, but we did pick up on mild flavors of plum skins and a touch of red grape.

August 2017 Arrival



Lot Size

22 x 69 kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City - City and City+ roasts have the most dimension


Wet Process


Bourbon     Caturra    

Grade & Appearance

SHB; .4 d/300gr, 16-18 screen


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Cherry being brought in to be depulped at the wet mill

The day's harvest is racking up

Along the coffee roads of Peña Blanca


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