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TheBarn Guatemala La Cumbre Washed - Filter 250g

TheBarn Guatemala La Cumbre Washed - Filter 250g

Regular price 5.250 KWD
Regular price Sale price 5.250 KWD
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Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Roast: Filter
Producer: Catalina Manuel Jose
Altitude: 1700 Meters
Varietal: Caturra
Process: Washed 

We were recently introduced to La Cumbre by our export partner in Guatemala, Nadine Rasch. Catalina Jose inherited this parcel of land from her father, who inspired her to continue farming in the beautiful region of Huehuetenango. La Cumbre offers a smooth, refined profile that is a superb example of the Huehue terroir: we cannot wait for you to taste this brand new addition to our portfolio.

We were excited by the chance to support Catalina in a new project, with a focus on quality and sustainability improvements at the farm. Stay tuned for updates on how we will be making a difference.

The Cup

This new addition to our portfolio was a pleasure to taste on the cupping table. We love coffee from Huehue for its balance and complex sweetness. On the palate, the texture is smooth and a touch buttery. Notes of milk chocolate and berry are balanced by the gentle acidity of white grapes.

About The Farm

The region of Huehuetenango is home to some of our favourite Guatemalan producers. La Cumbre - the summit - is one of the highest points in the area that surrounds the town of San Antonio Huista. The rich, verdant landscape offers fantastic terroir for coffee. Catalina produces the Caturra, Bourbon, and Pache varietals. Across the farm, evergreen grevillea trees provide shade for the different coffee.

This coffee is the result of a great deal of effort by Catalina and her family; she herself is in charge of the processing of this coffee. The steep landscape means that sacks of cherries are moved by horse from the farm to the road, and then loaded into a truck which brings them to the mill.

The Process

First, the coffee is harvested at peak ripeness and then must be transported to the wet mill. The coffee is depulped with the use of water and then placed in a cement tank to dry ferment. Fermentation lasts 24 hours. After the fermentation, the coffee is washed and then placed in a clean tank to soak with water for an additional 8 hours. Finally, the coffee is placed in the sun to dry. The coffee spends about 6 hours in direct sunlight every day for 6 days.

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