Farm: Jabiru Union Cantinil
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,900 meters asl
Your January Coffee is Guatemala Huehuetenango -Jabiru Union Cantinil
This is an SHB EP grade washed coffee from the Union Cantinil municipality located in the Huehuetenango department of Guatemala. There are as many as 76 small producers, with farms averaging 1.5 hectares in size, that contribute to this lot. Varieties harvested include Bourbon, Caturra, Typica, and Catuai. Growing altitude is around 1700 masl.
The coffee is fully processed by smallholder farmers. Cherries are harvested ripe and them de - pulped usually by either manual or small - motored pulpers. This is then left to ferment overnight until the coffee’s remaining mucilage ahas broken down. Washing is then carried out, usually in specialized channels.The washed parchment is always sun dried as the small holders don’t have access to mechanical driers.
Coffee farming practices are similar to other countries in the region, but Guatemala has an abundance of water, volcanic soil, and very distinct micro - climates compared to it’s neighbors.
VARIETAL: CATURRA, BOURBON,CATUAI, PACHE