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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

RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES

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Initial collection: Casa Espresso - West Yorkshire

Tasting record

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