Guatemala Hunapu 12oz
A lucky group of people at Joe Coffee was fortunate enough to ring in 2017 in Guatemala, after a series of wonderful farm visits to the Bella Vista farms and mill and even a stint serving drinks in their Antigua cafe. While falling more in love with Guatemala, we also fell in love with these two coffees from the Bella Vista mill named for Hunapu, the indigenous name for Vulcan de Agua, the volcano that looms large over Antigua's streets.
Hunapú coffee is made up from around 250-350 small producers around the region, and is cupped by at the team Bella Vista for designation as either Hunapu blend or held aside for microlots. The producers with whom Bella Vista works are committed to quality control and agricultural improvement efforts like lot separation, plant nutrition, and conscientious pest and disease control where necessary.
This coffee is the traditional Hunapu lot made up of Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuaí coffees grown at altitudes between 1,600-1,900 meters above sea level. Once harvested cherries arrive at the mill, lots are kept separate based on date of harvest, variety, and altitude. The coffee is de-pulped, fermented, washed, and dried on patios. After it is dried, parchment is removed and beans separated by size and weight. A color sorter is used for the final sort to remove any damaged and defective beans.
We're excited to share this souvenir of our Guatemala voyage with those back home. We found notes of cocoa, green grape, and malt in this cup, with a medium body.