GHC | GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO LA INTELLIGENCIA
Cold Brew Balanced Profile | Light-medium roast
Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruit, Caramel, Brown Sugar
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This coffee is from a single farm high in the mountains of Huehuetenango,
Guatemala. It is owned and operated by the Vásquez family. Itiel Vásquez
worked his way up while working in coffee and a stint in the United States and
purchased a plot of land which he called La Inteligencia.
Finca La Inteligencia
1400 - 1800 masl
DID YOU KNOW
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across Feb 2020 coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
WHY DID WE SELECT THESE COFFEES FOR THE BLEND?
Of the Guatemalan coffees we sampled this year, this one had an unusual amount of floral aromas and tropical fruit like acidity. It breaks the mould a bit compared to other coffees we have had from Huhuetenango but it is a welcome departure from the norm.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
20 x 69 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
Transparent coffees purchased
HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Dave H. from Nov 8 to Nov 29 2020 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.
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
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.