Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nicaragua Dipilito Finca El Recuerdo

Just roasted: Nicaragua Dipilito Finca El Recuerdo.

Finca El Recuerdo is a small family run farm located in a mountainous region of Nicaragua that borders Honduras. This farm sits at about 1400 masl amidst a dense canopy of trees. Processing is simple: Overnight fermentation, washing, and patio drying.

In the cup it's toasted almond with hints of praline sweetness and golden raisin highlights. Smooth baker's chocolate in the finish.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Guatemala Huehuetenango Tono Sanchez

Our first batch of Guatemala Huehuetenango Tono Sanchez is roasted and ready!

Antonio "Tono" Sanchez's farm is located in the Chichimes region of Huehuetenango and sits at about 1500-1800 masl. He has been a buyer for about 40 years, and decided to purchase this farm with his brother's help. Although they process coffee for small farms in the area, this lot is only from coffee grown on the Sanchez farm.

In the cup it's apple and hints of cinnamon with a cocoa finish up front. As it cools, blackberry, juicy apple, and pear notes emerge. Wow!