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Artisan Roast - Santa Rosa Buenos Aires Guatemala - Washed

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Flavours of toffee, redcurrant and citrus fruits with a milk chocolate finish.

From Artisan Roast:

Huehuetenango is an impossibly beautiful region in Guatemala, with dramatic, lush, mountainous valleys that roll on and on into the distance. Delving deeper beyond the beauty into the micro regions of the Huehuetenango the different climates and geology play central roles in forming uniqueness in flavour profile from producer to producer. In the district of Democracia the climate is drier than neighbouring valleys and the combination of warm days and cool night make for fresh fragrant and bright fruit driven flavour profiles.

This micro-regional profile is exemplified by Santa Rosa Buenos Aires, and we are very happy to bring you this Typica selection from the farm. It's a large farm run by the Alfaro family, and they work well in separating varieties and qualities through the season to produce interesting and unique micro-lots. Each variety is gown on a named block on the farm, with this Typica coming from the Buena Esperanza part of the farm which sits at 1700 to 1800 metres above sea level. Their quality management has been recognised in the Cup of Excellence competition and the farm has placed in the top fifteen winning farms three times since 2012. Nights are cold in winter on the farm and temperatures in the higher parts of the farm plunge to near zero, testing the Arabica plants and slowing the ripening phase of the coffee cherries.

Their Typica selection is very representative of the subtle, delicate and structurally balanced quality this low yielding variety can deliver. The mouthfeel is delicate and creamy which works in harmony with a medium intensity and complex acidity. We’ve kept this coffee light and bright in the roast to bring out the very best of the famed Huehuetenango acidity profile. Harmonious flavours of toffee and redcurrant along with a mandarin like citrus acidity come through on all brew methods. There is an underlying creamy mouthfeel which is most noticeable brewing on aeropress while on filter the more clean and fruit driven aspects of the coffee are more present.

Altitude: 1500m-2000m asl
Farm/Coop: Santa Rosa Buenos Aires
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter, With milk
Origin: Central America/Guatemala - La Democracia, Huehuetenango
Owner: Gustavo Alfaro
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Typica

Roasting and delivery information

We roast every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 12 pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday) We send the coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

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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.