GUR | Guatemala Huehuetenango Regalito
Classic Profile | Medium roast
Tasting Notes: Almond, Malt, Dates
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Owned by Vielmann Vides Villatoro Castillo, Finca Regalito sits on the west side of the village of Hoja Blanca. He was gifted the farm by his father, Arturo Villatoro (pictured), and also manages Don Arturo’s adjoining farm, Finca Los Angeles. Vielmann spent some time picking fruit in California, and this gave him perspective on how much coffee pickers should be paid in Guatemala. Purchasing additional land around Regalito to grow more coffee over the years, he also built more drying patios and worker housing.
Arturo & Vielmann Villatoro, Finca Los Angeles
1500 - 1800 meters
DID YOU KNOW
Guatemala is the 10th largest producer of coffee in the world, and coffee accounts for almost half of the country’s agricultural exports.
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
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This coffee travelled 3,084 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
Coffee from the Villatoro family has become a welcome staple each year at Driftaway in the Classic profile. Its comforting flavors of sugars, spices and malty notes are exactly the flavors we’ve come to know and love in Guatemalan coffee.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
15 x 70 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 27th February to 23rd March 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.