GTC | GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO
Cold Brew Bold Profile | Medium-dark roast
Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Baking Spices
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.
Bourton, Typica, Caturra, Mundo Novo
1300 - 1500 meters
DID YOU KNOW
Most Mexican coffee, and particularly organic coffee, is grown by small-scale farmers in the southern-most states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
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 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)
Transparent coffees purchased
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 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.