Our partnership with Guatemalan producer Guadalupe Bautista, rooted in the rich coffee culture of Huehuetenango, has flourished since our first encounter with her excellent beans. This year, we're excited to showcase another great microlot from Finca Alejandrina, a testament to Guadalupe's pursuit of coffee excellence and innovation.
Our coffee hails from the prolific coffee growing region on Huehuetenango in the west of Guatemala. This region stands as a testament to the centrality of coffee cultivation in the local economy, where the majority of livelihoods revolve around coffee farming. Its distinction lies not just in its geographical location but in the convergence of a diverse climate, elevated terrain, and access to plenty of water sources—all contributing to the cultivation of some of the best coffees in Latin America.
Guadalupe Bautista is a smallholder producer in the area. Her farm, Finca Alejandrina, is 14 hectares in size, with the large majority of the farmable land planted with coffee trees. Bautista meticulously tends to a range of of coffee varietals, including Bourbon, Caturra, Green, and Red Pache, each with its distinct characteristics. The coffee cherries are picked only when ripe and depulped on the same day.
The pivotal stage of sun-drying takes place on carefully curated concrete patios, a process spanning 6 to 10 days, depending on the weather. This methodical approach results in a coffee of exceptional quality, exemplifying the region's terroir.
The coffee is a complex cup that presents a juicy acidity and a lingering candy-like sweetness, with tasting notes of stewed apple, honey and lime. Guadalupe Bautista stands as a shining example of the dedication and expertise of Guatemala's smallholder farmers.
GUATEMALA GUADALUPRE BAUTISTA 100%
Washed - Bourbon, Caturra, Pache varietals grown at Finca Alejandrina in Huehuetenango at 1400-2200 masl.
APPLE, HONEY, LIME, BROWN SUGAR.
This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.
1 – 2 cups daily
250g per week
2 – 4 cups daily
500g per week
6 – 8 cups daily
1kg per week
Note – These guidelines use an estimate of 16–21 grams of coffee to allow for difference in dose size.
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