This is a specially created espresso blend, with intense and robust profiles. It comes from Guatemala and Sumatra and is roasted to an espresso profile, boasting both depth and body.
About Guatemala region
This farm, known as “El Retiro de Victor”, is located on the top of the Ayarza region. The area is well known for its beautiful nature and the amazing crater lake, “Laguna Ayarza”, which was created 20,000 years ago by a huge eruption.
Today the region produces some of the finest coffees in Guatemala due to the perfect combination of good altitude, rich volcanic soil, and ideal climatic conditions throughout the year.
The owner, Victor Hugo Martinez, is a very experienced coffee farmer and applies the best farming practices which result in a beautiful, balanced, smooth, and rich cup.
The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it has standards that are intended to protect the environment and the workers. This certification allows the farmers to have a sustainable farm management system, control costs, gain efficiency, improve crop quality, and maintain the wildlife habitat.
About Sumatra region
Timo comes from the smallholder farming communities located on the lofty volcanic slopes in the Aceh Gayo highlands. The volcanic fertile soils make this an ideal region for coffee production. The farmers who produce this coffee use shade trees that act like umbrellas. Shade trees allow more time for the coffee cherries to develop and have their full nutritional potential.
Indonesia has a particular method of processing coffee, known as Giling Basah or wet-hulling. The farmers remove the outer skin of the coffee cherries mechanically using a pulping machine. The beans, still coated with mucilage, are then stored for a day. The mucilage is washed off and the parchment coffee is partially dried, retaining about 30 – 50% of the moisture content.
This method reduces acidity and increases body, resulting in a classic Indonesian cup profile.