Single Origin Central America
Our current Single Origin Central America is Guatemala Francisco Florencio Mendez!
Of the three, Gabino is focused most on quality improvements, so he travels to Guatemala City to take courses at Anacafe, learning about innovations in varieties and processing. Recently, he implemented his learning by lengthening the washing channels on their central wet mill to improve processing, and this year's crop showcases brighter, crisper profiles as a result. Another example is shade: Gabino utilizes mostly Chalum shade, as Gravilea trees make the soil more acidic. Chalum leaves biodegrade four times faster than Gravilea leaves, and he and his sons are monitoring the longer-term soil impacts as a result. Francisco Florencio supports his uncles with the water from his ground springs, and Gilberto makes structural improvements around the farm. Gabino's sons have also studied soil science, and support with soil analysis and fertilizer on each lot. The result is that each lot improves significantly and all family members benefit.
This blend of small lots from Francisco's farm, including El Barranco, El Peñazco and La Joyada, create a distinct creamy sweet, caramel and pear flavor profile.
Farmer: Francisco Florencio Mendez
Origin: San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
Our roast days are Monday and Thursday.