Organic Guatemala Atitlan APROCAFE Cooperative SHB EP FW Hand picked Arabica raw coffee beans
Bright acidity, smooth body, toffee, almond, berry, sweet, chocolate, clean, hints of floral, cherry, spice, and citrus, richish, short soft finish.
Roast Aroma: Rum, plum, chocolate, rock candy
Dry Aroma: Chocolate, light fruit, toffee, cherry
Brewed Aroma: Toffee, chocolate, almond, spice
Region: San Pedro, Atitlan, near lake Atitlan.
Growers: Small Holder Farmers belonging to APROCAFE Cooperative.
Producer: APROCAFE Coop certified Organic Coffee Processing Mill
Growing Altitude: 1,550 to 1,690 Meters above sea level
Process: Fully Washed and sun dried
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Soil: Volcanic Loam
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,000 mm
Primary Harvest: December - March
Grade: Strictly Hard Bean (SHB), European Processed (EP)
Strictly Hard Bean, SHB: Coffee grown at very high Altitude produce a denser (Strictly Hard Bean) more vibrant flavor profile than those grown at lower Altitudes. Higher altitudes provide an Arabica Coffee friendly environment, the climate tends to be cooler with less direct sunshine and plenty of moisture. This causes the coffee fruit to mature slowly allowing more time to develop depth and sweetness, as well as many of the desirable characteristics we look for in fine Specialty coffees.
European Process: Hand Sorting to remove defects to the "EP Standard" continues until no more than 8 defects are found in a 300 gram sample. This obviously very labor intense hand sorting improves Cup Quality and Consistency