GCG | Guatemala Chiquimula La Guerrera
Extra Bold Profile | Dark roast
Tasting Notes: Smoked Caramel, Oak, Dark Chocolate
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IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This collection of coffees was grown by a group of all-women farmers in eastern Guatemala. Although coffee farming is more often associated with men, there are a fair amount of women managing their own farms and sustaining their families through coffee production.
Several smallholder producers from the La Guerrera women producer's group
Caturra, Pacamara, Catuai
1200 - 1500 meters
DID YOU KNOW
La Guerrera perfectly reveals the flavors of this small area of Guatemala. The slightly lower elevation compared to that of other regions like Huehuetenango give us rich, chocolatey flavors that are perfect for the this Extra Bold profile.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across this months coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 3,343 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
We love our bold profile, and some have asked for coffee that’s even bolder. After some experimentation, we have something for our dark roast fans to try! For this second Extra Bold, we selected this delicious Guatemalan coffee that you may remember from the Clssic profile in July. At a dark roast, fudgy flavors deepen into dark chocolate and caramelized sugar. We hope you enjoy it!
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
20 x 69 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from 12th September to 06th October in Long Island City, Queens. We typically 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.