Guatemala Guayabales

Guatemala Guayabales

16.00

WHOLE BEANS

Now being sold as 12 oz bags

We roast at the beginning and the end of every week for all orders. All orders are shipped (by USPS Priority Mail) 2 business days following the roast.  

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FLAVOR PROFILE: Grapefruit, Tropical fruits, Milk Chocolate 
PRODUCER: Pedro Villatoro Castillo
VARIETY: Bourbon, Caturra
PROCESS: Washed
REGION: Guayabales 
ALTITUDE: 1800 MASL
CERTIFICATION: N/A 
SOURCING: Onyx Coffee

THE COFFEE STORY

The Guayabales lots have consistently showed a hard candy sweetness and great acidity. The farmer Pedro uses aggressive pruning methods more than most of his siblings and it seems to be working well for him. His yields are more streamlined from year to year. There is some shade from trees as well as shade from the steep shape of the land itself, the combination of the trees and slope bringing shade during the early morning and often fog in the afternoon, help to slow growth.

Guayabales, like all farms in Guatemala has had its challenges. While he has mostly overcome rust in the past years, the difficult road to Hoja Blanca makes the harvest difficult, especially after heavy rains. Pedro's goal is to continue to improve his lots, adding different varieties and over time improving processing techniques.

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