Roasters note: We purchased this coffee specifically for espresso & milk based beverages. Multi-varietal, large soft beans are usually disappointing as a short intense filter roast but quite creamy, complex and very sweet as a drawn out and caramelised espresso roast. If you overextract it while dialing in be sure to pop some milk in it instead of tipping it out.
via the Alliance for Coffee Excellence
The coffee production started with La Reforma Farm, acquired by Mr. Manuel Pérez in 1904, which was used for the production of tobacco, corn and beans.
Later his son Leonardo continued with the same crops, it was not until 1939 that Leonardo the second began with the coffee production. Leonardo the second started working very young; he, his brothers and cousins cut the coffee and processed it manually. He said that when the coffee was ready, they placed it on mules and they walked for 6 days from Agua Dulce, Cuilco to Huehuetango, when he returned he was so happy because he had sold the coffee and could ride the mules back to the farm.
Today the fourth generation continues with this fascinating crop, and it has been so important to the Pérez`s Family that the fifth generation is already working to make the farm become one of the best ones of Huehuetenango.
1400 masl (pacamara)
1800 masl (geisha)
Geisha and Pacamara mix
La Reforma y Anexos. S.A.
Milled on site
Heavily floral with toffee apple, molasses, butterscotch, peach, orange and typical geisha bergamot.
What we paid (AUD): $23.64AUD/Kg
$13.97AUD/Kg to the Guatemalan producer La Reforma y Anexos. S.A
$9.67AUD/Kg for transport, merchant and warehousing fees