Raspberry, Honey, Black Tea
How we’ve missed our Guatemalan coffees at the roastery! When we got a chance to sample this beaut from Huehuetenango, we knew we had to get involved. It’s an elegant, delicate coffee that sings with raspberry acidity, but it’s the smooth honey sweetness, characteristic of so many Guatemalan coffees, that really keeps us coming back for more. Backed up with black tea florals, this bourbon and caturra varietal really stands out. It’ll be a very short run, so get it while its hot (and dripping in honey)…
FROM OUR IMPORTERS - CARAVELA
La Conserva is the Spanish name for fruit jams or preserves that are fruity and syrupy. This is a common local food, most often made with figs, berries, peach, and manzanilla. Guatemalan sweets have existed since colonial times and are also made with sugar, fruits, and other elements of the country's gastronomy. They’re generally made during Holy Week, and all have unique flavour characteristics depending on the region and fruits.
Apart from the profile of this coffee which shares some of the “la conserva” tastes, this concept is also cultural heritage. This coffee is grown in Huehuetenango, one of three non-volcanic regions of Guatemala with the highest and driest areas thanks to the warm winds coming from Mexico. Thus, La Conserva grows mostly in the foothills of the Sierra Madre de Los Cuchumatanes, a mountain range that reaches an elevation of 3,000 MASL. In the Nahuatl language, Huehuetenango means “Place of the Ancients’. This coffee is the result of experiments carried out by the PECA team and the producers. These were focused on extending fermentation times in cherry, matched with submerged fermentation. This approach represented a significant change compared to the traditional form of processing carried out by producers all over the country.
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