This coffee hails from the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala and is roasted just past a medium level into our medium-dark category.
We have found this flavor profile creates the perfect multi-use coffee for espresso or other home-brewing options. The sweetness and balance of this coffee makes it a great crowd pleaser. Refined enough for coffee connoisseurs yet approachable.
Crop: 2020 - 2021, Harvested late January 2021
Region: Rio Ocho, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producers: Martina Bernardo de Martin and Jose Jose Martin Martin
Varieties: Caturra, Red Pache, and Bourbon
Grade: Strictly hard bean (SHB), 1900 - 2000 meters
Preparation: Fully washed. Sun dried on concrete patios and black nylon
Certifications: Organically farmed, but not certified organic. Direct trade
Packaging: 150lb jute sacks in EcoTact. European preparation
Cup Characteristics: Sugarcane, honey, and chocolate, sweet orange citrus acidity, red wine
About the coffee
Martina Bernardo de Martin and her husband Juan Jose are indigenous Mayan coffee producers who speak Mam. Martina is in charge of their family coffee fields and wet mill processing, while Jose coordinates the business. Their coffee is cultivated in the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes mountains of Huehuetenango, approximately 3 hours north of Huehuetenango. The Martins wet process at a site amongst their fields where their coffee is fully washed. Processing in the remote area of Rio Ocho brings out fruity flavors and less acidic characteristics similar to that of a natural processed coffee. This is the third year Kapeh Utz has worked with Martina and Jose to isolate specific lots and sectors of their coffee lands.