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Guatemala Pastores (250g)

Guatemala Pastores (250g)

€7,15 €11,00
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Juicy and lingering. Red grapes, raspberry, bergamot, apple and chocolate in the aromas and flavor. Juicy bright acidity. Smooth and silky at the same time. The finish resonates peach, lime and sweet grape notes.

1600 m

Bourbon Arabigo

Pastores

Guatemala

FARM: SMALL HOLDERS

BEHIND PRODUCTION PASTORES MILL

After almost 60 years of processing coffee every day and night, the mill underwent had a full renovation process before the last harvest. While the mill worked with traditional equipment, they installed state-of-the-art machinery including separators and depulpers with the minimum water use. The renovation of the processing units allowed the Pastores mill to reduce its water consumption by 90%. The drying patios have been renewed with a new type of brick which absorbs humidity better. Unlike concrete patios, this brick does not damage the bean when the sun is too intense; through its humidity absorption principles, it remains relatively fresh while the beans dry. Sorting is done manually by a team of over 100 women - a slow but dedicated process that ensures no defects.

LOCATION

The worlds famous “Genuine Antigua Quality” is grown on the slopes of the volcano Agua above 1,600 M.A.S.L. Small producers with a crop of around 50-100 bags represent the vast majority of the farms.

This coffee arrived to our Roastery via VOLCAFE . Volcafe is dedicated to sourcing and promoting high-quality and single-origin coffees from smallholders, cooperatives and estates worldwide. They run sourcing and processing operations at 14 origins — and a nimble, established supply chain that enables them to meet customer needs at any origin.

Pastores

PRODUCER:Pastores Mill

TERROIR:Antigua

ALTITUDE:1600 m

PROCESS:Sun Dried

ARRIVED IN:60kg Bags

VARIETIES:Bourbon, Arabigo

AROMA:Red grape

FLAVOR:Peach, Bakers Chocolate

BODY:Smooth and Silky

FINISH:Grapes, Apple

After almost 60 years of processing coffee days in and days out, the mill underwent a full renovation process before the last harvest. While the mill worked with traditional equipment, they installed state-of-the-art machinery including separators and depulpers which use almost no water. The renovation of the processing units allowed the Pastores mill to reduce its water consumption by 90%. The drying patios have been renewed with a new type of brick which better absorbs humidity. Unlike concrete patios, this brick does not damage the bean when the sun is too intense: through its humidity absorption principles, it remains relatively fresh while the beans dry. Sorting is done manually by a team of over 100 women - a slow but dedicated process that ensures no defects.