GHA | GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO FINCA LOS ANGELES
Bold Profile | Medium-dark roast
Tasting Notes: Cola, Caramel, Dark Chocolate
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Finca Los Angeles sits on the west side of the village of Hoja Blanca in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, rising from about 1500 meters all the way up to 1800 meters (about 5900 feet), and growing on two sides of a sheer ridgeline.
Arturo & Vielmann Villatoro, Finca Los Angeles
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 (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 3,106 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
The land is owned by Arturo Villatoro, and managed by his son, Vielmann Vides Villatoro Castillo. Vielmann spent some time picking fruit in California, and this really gave him perspective on how much pickers are being paid in Guatemala. After returning from California to run Finca Los Angeles, Vielmann bought more land to grow coffee, and has since built more drying patios and worker housing.
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 15th August to 8st September 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.