This coffee was brought to us from our partners at Primavera Coffee Importers who specialize in all things Guatemala. Antonio Gonzalez and Eby Aracely Samayoa have produced a beautiful natural processed Red Catuai with notes of Cherry, roasted nuts like almond and a sweet milk chocolate aftertaste.
Antonio and Aracely’s coffees are processed with utmost care and attention to detail at his mill, which is at 1200 meters - a bit lower than the farm where the plants grow, which means stronger sun and warmer days that are perfect for drying naturals. Only the ripest red cherries are selected for this lot, and once the cherries are picked they are placed in clean, sealed plastic bags in the shade. Antonio and Aracely know that fermentation begins soon after the cherries are harvested, and years of experience have taught them that the best results come when this process is carefully controlled and as uniform as possible. Aracely allows this coffee to stay in bags overnight for a short fermentation of no more than 14 hours, and then early the next morning the coffee is prepared for drying.