HUNAPU PB / GUATEMALA
Toffee, Milk Chocolate, Lemon Acidity, Syrupy
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon
Elevation: 1500-1800 masl
This year more than ever we managed to taste a crazy amount of coffee from Guatemala. Needless to say, this was the one that stood out to us over many others. This is a blend of Bourbon and Caturra, but leaning heavier on the Bourbon side which brings nice creamy notes with bright Lemon pie sweetness. The icing on the cake is that this is the Peaberry lot, which is always somewhat of a special treat for coffee growers, roasters, baristas, and consumers alike. As roasters, we look forward to the consistency of the peaberry for many reasons. One of the biggest being the uniformity of the size from seed to seed, which translates to an overall more consistent roast. In the end, this coffee is like buying a suit from the Mens Warehouse. “Your gonna love the way it tastes. We guarantee it”.
Hunapu means "mountain flower" in the K’iche language (the most widespread of the indigenous languages in Guatemala) and it is also the indigenous name for Vulcan de Agua, a volcano located near the city of Antigua. At the foot of the volcano, the processing mill Bella Vista is located. Bella Vista is a farm and a wet and dry mill. The Spanish term for this type of facility is "beneficio".
Hunapu is a blend of coffee created at Bella Vista and it is made up of different small producers who own small 1-4 hectare farms around Antigua between 1500 and 1800 meters. Hunapu coffee is sorted into day lots/picking dates.
Specially selected coffee farmers deliver their harvest projections in the afternoon and this amounts to about 1-10 bags of cherry from each producer.
After delivery to Bella Vista, the coffee is wet processed and fermented for 24 hours before it is dried on the patio.
The majority of this coffee is of the Bourbon variety.