Guayabales - LIMITED ROAST

Regular price $19.00

GUATEMALA 

TASTING: Almond nougat & dark berries, satisfying
PRODUCER: Pedro Villatoro Castillo
ORIGIN: Hoja Blanca, Huehuetenango
VARIETY: Bourbon, Caturra
ELEVATION: 1,800 masl
PROCESS: Washed
HARVEST: 2021


Net wt. 10oz (285g)

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Guatemala is back! It's been a while since we've offered one and we are back with a bang! In our cuppings, we have found this coffee to be balanced & sweet, with notes of dark brown sugar, the characteristic Guat almond nougat, cinnamon, anise, and when cool, a bit of watermelon, mixed berry, and even grapefruit. This coffee strikes a great balance between the super fruity coffees and the brown sugar caramel coffees - you'll like this one no matter which way your preferences lean. 

From our importer:

"Pedro Villatoro Castillo

The Guayabales lots have consistently showcased excellent acidity, a rich hard candy sweetness, and bright fruity through-line. Pedro uses aggressive pruning methods more than most of his siblings and it seems to be working well for him. His yields are streamlined, the profiles consistently standouts year to year. Shade is provided partially from the trees, partially from the steep cut of the land itself, the aspect and slope providing cover during the early morning and often fog in the afternoon, slowing growth and developing sugars.

Pedro is a quiet man, his tranquil and disciplined demeanor mirroring the the tranquility of the Hoja Blanca mountains. Saying very little, Pedro observes before asking the perfect question. All of his brothers all respect him a great deal, and when he does speak up they all listen intently. A great listener and open-minded, Pedro is very patient and steady. A crop which takes 7 years from seed to first full harvest benefits greatly from a disposition such as his. He has 2 daughters and 6 sons, and his sons Ervin and Nehemias work on the farm with him.

Guayabales, like all farms in Guatemala has had its challenges. While he has mostly overcome rust in the past years, the difficult road to Hoja Blanca makes the harvest difficult, especially after heavy rains. Pedro's goal is to continue to improve his lots, adding different varieties and over time improving processing techniques. Over the years he's seen many improvements, and the younger generation is innovating Pedro's processes at hyper speed: Drying select lots on raised beds, planting new lots, experimenting with processing. Just last year, Pedro won third place overall in the Guatemala COE with a Gesha-Caturra!"

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Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.