GHR | GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO REGALITO
PROFILE#2: Classic | Medium roast
TASTING NOTES: Chocolate, Malt, Toast
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Finca Los Angeles is on the west side of the village of Hoja Blanca, Mexico almost visible down the valley to the northwest. Rising from 1525 to 1800 masl, Arturo's lots exist on two sides of a sheer ridge line.
The land is managed by Arturo's son Vielmann Vides Villatoro Castillo, an enthusiastic farmer. For eleven years he lived in Los Angeles, and he loves to talk about his experience picking fruit there. He decided after a decade it was time to return to Cuilco to be with his father, and to care for the farm. Soon after returning, Vielmann was married and bought more land to grow coffee. He built more drying patios and worker housing. Along with his wife and three siblings, the family looks forward to leaving the land and legacy to their beloved children to continue.
Arturo & Vielmann Castillo
Hoja Blanca, Cuilco, Huehuetenango
DID YOU KNOW
Anacafé (Asociación Nacional del Café), established in 1960, serves as a national coffee association, representing all coffee producers in Guatemala.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across Sept / Oct 2019 coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 2,056 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
We received this sample from Onyx Coffee who do a lot of work with Guatemalan coffee. In all honesty, it has been challenging to find Guatemalan coffees up to par in our taste profile for the past 2 seasons. We are glad to have found this one working with Onyx.
We first tasted this coffee in July and after working through a couple of logistical issues, we were able to slot it in to the fall season this year.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
24 x 69 kg
Length of producer relationship
10% (in 2019)
Transparent coffees purchased
HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Dave H. from Sep 15 to Oct 6th, 2019 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Loring S35 Kestrel roaster for this profile - this roaster roasts the beans through convection (heated air) roasting. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.