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GHR | Guatemala Huehuetenango Regalito

GHR | GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO REGALITO

PROFILE#2: Classic | Medium roast
TASTING NOTES: Chocolate, Malt, Toast

THE STORY BEHIND THIS COFFEE


FARM

Harvested Jan-Feb 2019


GREEN SELECTION

Aug 2019


ROASTING

Sep 15 to Oct 6 2019


QUALITY CONTROL

1 to 4 days after roasting


PRODUCTION & SHIPPING

Within 24 hours from roasting


AT YOUR HOME

1-4 days from shipping

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.

TRACEABILITY

COUNTRY

Guatemala

PRODUCER

Arturo & Vielmann Castillo

REGION

Hoja Blanca, Cuilco, Huehuetenango

VARIETAL

Caturra, Bourbon

PROCESSING

Washed

ALTITUDE

1600 meters

DID YOU KNOW

Anacafé (Asociación Nacional del Café), established in 1960, serves as a national coffee association, representing all coffee producers in Guatemala.

PRICE TRANSPARENCY

$3.28

Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across Sept / Oct 2019 coffees)

This is the average price Driftaway paid to the coffee importer for the four coffees in this month. We present the average it as the selling price is the same for all four coffees.

While not exactly FOB price, this is usually $0.50 to $1.00 more than FOB to account for transportation and export costs.

$1.40

Fair Trade price per pound

Price set by Fair Trade International – page 8, row 10 – https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2019-08-21_Fairtrade_Minimum_Price_and_Premium_Table_EN_PUBLIC.pdf

$0.97

Coffee C-Market price per pound

Coffee Commodities market price – https://www.theice.com/products/15/Coffee-C-Futures/data?marketId=5460931&span=1

$0.05

Driftaway’s World Coffee Research contribution per pound

Driftaway contribution to the World Coffee Research organization – learn more at https://worldcoffeeresearch.org

This coffee travelled 2,056 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.

Love the coffee? You can share your compliments & tasting observations with the farmers.


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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

85.25

/100


LEARN MORE ABOUT CUPPING SCORES

84

SCAA Cupping Score

24 x 69 kg

Bags purchased

1 year

Length of producer relationship

10% (in 2019)

Transparent coffees purchased

A note from Ian T.

Lead Roaster & Green Coffee Buyer

“It seems that this year, for us, is the year of Huehuetenango. We have had no less than three Guatemalan coffees from this region which were all great and this one is no exception. It has complex malted grain and nutty flavors which are clean and distinct while also very sweet and creamy textured. As a medium roast this coffee is perfect and extra sweet.”


READ MORE ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS

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.

QUALITY CONTROL

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
AVERAGE QC SCORE

2.5

/3

ROASTS PASSED

100%

PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING

Less than 24 hours after roasting, we bag your coffee in our production facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Our production team is led by Natalie and Jill, and supported by a rotating cast of local artists, musicians and independent professionals.



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.


Auto drip

Pour over

Iced coffee

French press

Espresso

Aeropress

View other posts about how to make better coffee at home on our blog Coffeecademy.


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Suyog

Suyog is one of the founders and resident coffee nerd at Driftaway Coffee. When he's not with coffee, he loves a good business metric to bash or break apart. His current faves are CPC, LTV, AOC

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