HUE HUE: Guatemala Washed
Our first coffee from Guatemala comes from the lush, volcanic highlands of Huehuetenango. Produced by Arturo Villatoro at his farm named Finca Los Angeles, this beautiful washed processed Caturra/Bourbon variety is fragrant, chocolatey and sweet.
Tasting Notes: Chocolate Covered Berries, Roasted Nuts, Citrus
Cup score: 84.75 ☕
Pure mountain water is used to produce coffees at Finca Los Angeles and the crisp freshness definitely translates to the cup with Hue Hue.
Hue Hue is quite versatile to brew. Enjoy it on a filter or espresso, black or with milk/alt-milk.
ABOUT FINCA LOS ANGELES
Finca Los Angeles is on the west side of the village of Hoja Blanca in the coffe producing region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Rising from 1525 to 1800 masl, Arturo's lots exist on two sides of a sheer ridgeline. Mature Chalum, Mandarín, and Capulin trees rise at angles, providing afternoon shade for the Bourbon, Caturra, and Maragogype plants below. Pure mountain spring water is used for processing their coffees.
The land is managed by Arturo's son Vielmann Vides Villatoro Castillo, an enthusiastic farmer. For eleven years he lived in Los Angeles, and he loves to talk about his experience picking fruit there. The difference in agricultural pay affected him profoundly: he moved from California, where he'd been paid $40 per apple bin, back to Guatemala where they paid Q40 ($5) per 1 quintal (100 pounds) of coffee cherries. He decided after a decade it was time to return to Cuilco to be with his father, and to care for the farm. Soon after returning, Vielmann was married and bought more land to grow coffee. He built more drying patios and worker housing. Along with his wife and three siblings, the family looks forward to leaving the land and legacy to their beloved children to continue.
☠️ Single origin from Guatemala
☠️ Region: Hoja Blanca, Huehuetenango
☠️ Grade 1 Arabica coffee beans
☠️ Producer: Arturo Villatoro
☠️ Farm: Finca Los Angeles
☠️ Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon
☠️ Process: Washed
☠️ Cup Score: 84.75
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Chocolate Covered Berries
- Roasted Nuts
☠️ Brew: Filter/Espresso
☠️ Altitude: 1800 masl
☠️ Harvest: 2022
☠️ Roast: Medium
☠️ Whole bean