Guatemala San Miguel Flora Blend – LOT 1 – 28842 – Ecotact Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

Position Spot

Bags 94

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Pear, caramel, oolong tea, cocoa powder

About this coffee

Grower

Producers organized around San Miguel Single Origen Coffees

Altitude

1400 – 1800 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, and Pache

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

November - April

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

Ever stop to think about all the variables that factor into creating a distinct, complex, clean and consistent regional blend? It is mind boggling if you think about terroir to post-harvest processing and everything in between.  And what about the human factor from farm management all the way through to brewing.  This lot represents a classic Huehuetenango profile traceable to small farms in the region. Farms are just a few acres in size, which is small enough for the producer to carefully handle all of the post-harvest processing on their farms.  With their own micro-mills,  they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the coffee.  Imagine the harmony between these producers in farm management and post-harvest practices to achieve a clean and consistent blend. But also just enough differences from farm to farm to create a rich complexity of flavors.  An export company called San Miguel provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market.