GML | Guatemala Acatenango La Cometa
Balanced Profile | Light-medium roast
Tasting Notes: Mulling spices, Golden Raisin, Marzipan
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This coffee was collected from smallholder producers near Acatenango in the Sacatepéquez region of Guatemala by Caravela Coffee’s local team there. This area is known for its active volcanoes which constantly renew the soil with volcanic ash. This along with favorable weather patterns, choice coffee varieties and favorable temperatures create a Guatemalan coffee that is bright and sweet with a clear and structured acidity.
Smallholder producers around Acatenango
1500 - 1900 meters
DID YOU KNOW
Guatemala has 37 volcanoes, most of which are dormant, which contribute to the country’s fertile, mineral-rich soil.
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 3,255 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This coffee comes was created to a specific flavor profile the coffee importer, Caravela Coffee’s, lab in Guatemala. We selected it for the Balanced profile because of its symmetry between bright golden raisins and deep spice.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
12 x 60 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from 9th October to 2nd November in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. 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 once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. 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.