From the remote highland region of Pena Roja in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, this coffee is grown by the smallholder Porfiria Martinez. In her long history of coffee growing, not only are our friends over at Shared Source the first to buy directly from her, but also at the highest price she has ever obtained for her coffees. It's easy to understand why with its impressive sweetness - syrupy, smooth layers of stone fruit and melon.
Due to the remoteness of the region, small producers such as Porfiria wet process their own coffees. Now that she is getting older, Porfiria has allowed her son to take over processing her lots using her own specific processing method. Just before fermentation finishes, the coffee is washed and then allowed to finish fermentation over night. The next day, the coffee is given a final full wash before laid out to dry. This allows homogeneity in the fermentation and hence the lot itself.
Country, Region: Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Pena Roja
Producer: Porfiria Martinez
Varieties: Caturra, Bourbon
Elevation: 1745 masl
Additional Growing Information: Wet processed by the producer with a double wash fermentation
Roaster's approach: "Patience, patience - carefully monitor that heat. It will take a while for this coffee to hit first crack, and once you get there stay especially attentive to its color and sheen before deciding when to drop your batch. Your patience will definitely be rewarded with a comforting, smooth, syrupy cup!"
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