Introducing our NEWEST coffee which hails all the way from the Chivacabé - Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This new Microlot was produced by farmer, David Roberto Méndez on his farm: “El Naranjo.”
Huehuetenango is a famous coffee growing region in northern Guatemala, with steep hills and coffee growing communities sprinkled throughout the mountains. French Truck Coffee has visited Huehuetenango a few times to get a feel for the coffee economy in this famous region.
On our field visits we were pleasantly surprised to find small, but thriving communities deep in the hills, which make use of seemingly impossible terrain. Some of the farms are on such steep hills that skilled laborers are needed to handle the land.
This coffee features lots of tangy fruit acidity, and classic notes of Guatemala cof- fee like cherry and caramel. We believe this is a result of the multitude of varietals on his farm. They include older well-known va- rietals like Bourbon and Caturra with more distinct ones like Gesha and Pache. The Ge- sha varietal provides those floral, tangy fruit notes, while Bourbon and Caturra give us the classic Guatemala notes. During harvest sea- son only ripe cherries are picked, and then depulped the following day. They are then fermented for 24 hours before being washed and cleaned three times, and dried on raised beds. This is a super interesting coffee that we will be offering all summer long.
Cup notes: TANGY FRUIT ACIDITY WITH NOTES OF CHERRY, CARAMEL, & TOFFEE.