GHI | GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO LA INTELLIGENCIA
Balanced Profile | Light-medium roast
Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruit, Lemon, 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
The Cuchumatanes mountains in Huehuetenango have the highest elevation in Guatemala with peaks at over 1800 meters above sea level.
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 2,000 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
A college friend of one our founders connected us to this group of farmers who have their own importing operation in Atlanta. We were impressed by all Finca Terrerito's coffee but one sample they sent from a group of farmers in Belén Gualcho, who are neighbors of Finca Terrerito, seemed like a fun and unusual coffee with an interesting story.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
15 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.