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Casa Espresso: Guatemala, Ayarza Cherry Mill – El Retiro, Washed

Tasting notes: Prune, red grape, golden syrup

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From Casa Espresso:

We have chosen this washed coffee together with the Natural from the same mill.

The pulped cherries are soaked for 36-48 hours with one water change, then patio dried for 5-6 days and finished in a mechanical dryer for 12 hours.

Based in Santa Rosa, south east of Guatemala, the coffee is produced by Cooperativa El Porvenir R.L. The co-operative includes 28 small farms. Olam Specialty who is the importer, works directly with the farmers, and rents this mill for a number of years to boost the quality of production from this area. They have installed new equipment, and oversee the specialty preparations.

Farm/Coop: Ayarza Cherry Mill – El Retiro
RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES
Altitude: 1800-2000 masl
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter, Black, With milk
Origin: Guatemala, Central America
Region: Santa Rosa
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: Prune, red grape, golden syrup
Varietals: Yellow And Red Catuai, Pache Colis, Red And Yellow Bourbon

Roaster: Casa Espresso

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast on Tuesdays

All single 250g coffee orders will be despatched in letterbox friendly, recyclable packaging, by 1st Class postage. Larger quantities of coffees will be sent 2nd class.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.