Sweet, clean and complex microlot offering from Don's farm in El Injerto. Floral with notes of butterscotch, black tea, citrus, dark berry flavor and lively brightness.
Region: Santa Barbara, Huehuetenango
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method: Patio Sun-Dried
Cultivar: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica
Grade SHB EP
Don Evelio Villatoro's farm is located in the El Injerto, La Libertad region of the Huehuetenango Department. The town of La Libertad sits at roughly 1500 meters, and coffee is often planted much higher, 1700, even 1800 meters above sea level. There is a mix of cultivars grown in La Libertad such as Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai and Typica mixed in. Wet processing is handled locally, and then the coffee is patio dried, before being transported down to a dry mill in Huehuetenango town where the parchment layer is removed, the coffee sorted, and prepped for export. Many hours at the cupping table are spent sorting through small producer lots from the region in order to separate out Evelio's coffee. He submitted 10 samples this past harvest and this particular offering is made up of 6 of those lots.
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