|Notes||Milk-Chocolate, Cream, Toffee-Apple|
|Origin||Association of Small Producers, Santa Maria Xalapan, Jalapa|
|Varietal||Pache San Ramon, Catuai, Bourbon, Caturra|
As part of our Guatemala Extracted! project, we are delighted bring you this wonderful washed coffee from Jalapa sourced through Guatemalan specialist importers Primavera.
The indigenous farmers of Santa Maria Xalapan have for a long time excelled in growing the likes of corn, tomatoes, apples, peaches and avocados. Their prowess found the attention of a Spanish organisation who encouraged them to form an organised community with the aim of supporting each other and finding better markets for their products. Given the richness of the pumis soil and the high altitudes, they were also encouraged to add coffee to the roster.
The project has been a great success resulting in some excellent quality coffee. With the help of Primavera the 46 farmers formed a formal association in February 2017. Once picked, the coffee is transported to the Rasch family's farm at Finca El Hato in Fraijanes for for processing. There it is fully washed, fermented and sun-dried - but the association hope to have their own wet mill next year.
With its low acidity, smooth body and notes of milk-chocolate, cream and toffee-apple it is incredibly warming and satisfying in the cup - perfect for the cold months ahead!