Guatemala Xinabajul Doña Bernarda

Guatemala Xinabajul Doña Bernarda

Farm Description

Each year we find new folks in Huehuetenango to buy coffee from, and sometimes we're lucky enough to find a whole family of coffee producers. The Castillos are such a family, and this lot is made up by Bernarda, whose farm is located in the Hoja Blanca area of Cuilco. Hoja Blanca is rife with coffee farmers, like many of these highland regions, and it's an area we've been buying coffee from now for some time, with Finca Regalito/Famila Villatoro being one of our longest interests. Her farm is situated between 1700 and 1800 meters, planted mostly in Caturra and Bourbon. Processing is handled onsite, the coffee is patio dried, and then trucked down to a dry-mill in Antigua. We're several years into our Proyecto Xinabajul, and we're pleased to offer the coffees from our newest members on their own, outside of a custom blend.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

This coffee boasts a honeyed sweetness, pleasant nuttiness, and spiced top notes that make for a great daily cup. The dry fragrance has a honey covered almond scent, with hints of dried apple and powdered ginger. The wetted crust smells a bit like spiced oatmeal with brown sugar and apple, a nice fig bar accent released on the break. The cup has structured acidity, green apple in nature, and sits nicely atop toffee to honey sweetness. At City+ there's a nutty sweetness as the cup cools, pistachio ice cream, marzipan, those sorts of flavors. As you move through the cup, the finish is highlighted by a black currant note, then baker's cocoa flavor in the long aftertaste. At Full City, this coffee carries much more chocolate flavors, sweet and rich, and makes an amazing espresso option too: chocolate orange, tart lemon, and masala spice accent. Delicious!

Score

87.2

Lot Size

19 x 46 kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Vienna - really quite versatile, impressive in a wide range of roasts

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Bourbon     Caturra     Typica    

Grade & Appearance

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

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Available in 50 pound GrainPro packages for $239.00 ($4.78/pound) and in 100 pound GrainPro packages for $463.00 ($4.63/pound). Note that 100 pound bags must ship freight. Also available as a 300g sample.
Sampling FAQs

Patio drying coffee on a cloudy afternoon in the highlands

New plantings of Bourbon seed


 

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