Seldom do we spend up for award winning lots but with this coffee, we couldn’t help ourselves. A steal comparatively to many of the other Cup Of Excellence lots, even ones that didn’t score quite as nice. We split this lot with Edwin and a couple of his other buddies, we only ended up with about 120 pounds all together out of the 600 pounds produced, so a decent chunk for sure.
Here is your chance to try some of the best Guatemalan coffee on the block. The COE competition sets the bar for the season and these beans took #11, so is essence, likely the 11th best Guat in the world. Okay, so some lots don’t get entered into the competition, but any which way, this coffee is stellar and there are far worse ways to spend you money then on crazy nice award winning Guatemalan coffee beans.
Also notice what a steal those other AnaCafe auction lots we grabbed are. Less than 1 point higher than our auction lot, Ponderosa took spot 13 in the COE and went at auction for $17.20. El Zapote Y Anexos took spot 7 in the COE and went for $21.30. All fantastic offerings. Other names you might notice, El Tambor had a winning lot in the COE #15 spot and we have another high end lot of theirs already on the list for only $5.99/lb!
A lovely crazy clean Guatemalan coffee. Great from light to dark but keep it on the lighter side to see why its an award winning coffee. Great depth of flavor, well defined and tasty right @ first crack. Hints of more winey fruit with good body and a malty finish. Hints of caramel somewhere between the fruity aspect and the malty undertone with a little setup. The aromatics bring this cup to the next level, floral jasmine like with hints of spice.
We found a quicker roast just through first crack presented the cup very nicely. Give it a little setup to get the more complex character. Roasts just a hint two toned but will not create any challenges. Beans darken up quickly so watch for the expansion in size. Surface of the beans will still be a bit splotchy at the light roast levels.
In 1960, Mr. Gumercindo Martínez the father of Mr. Petronilo de Jesús Martínez and one of the first 4 coffee producers in Hoja Blanca, Cuilco, Huehuetenango inherited to his son an area of 2 hectares to establish his first coffee plantation.
From 1969 to 1973, Mr. Petronilo was the President of the first Cooperative of small producers in the region. At that time, his harvest was of 5 quintales of parchment coffee. In the year 1974 his harvest increased to 22 quintals of parchment as a result of his hard work and implementation of techniques that improved the productivity. Some years later, he acquired a new area to grow coffee and thus build his own wet mill and drying area.
Since 1996 until nowadays, “Finca El Amate” maintains an annual production of 700 quintals of parchment. Mr. Petronilo exported his first batch to the United States in 2004. Being passionate with the production of specialty coffees, at the age of 77 years and with the help of his little son Petronilo Junior, they both continue to produce high quality coffees that they currently export to countries such as the United States and Canada.
In the last 5 years, we started offering experimental processes to our clients, thus producing exceptional natural coffees.
Farm NameEl Amate Y Anexos
FarmerPetronilo De Jesus Martinez Castillo
Farm Size12 ha
OverallGreen Apple, Red wine
Aroma / FlavorRed Currant (3), Apricot (2), Caramel (2), Green Apple (2), Apple, Banana, Black Currant, Brown Sugar, Buttery, Dark Chocolate, Dried Fig, Floral, Fruits candy, Lemon & Lime, Lilly, Lychee, Maple Syrup, Red Grape, Red plum, Salty, Star Fruit, Stone Fruit, Strawberry, Sweet, Syrupy, Tropical Fruit, White Grape, White Pepper, Yellow peach yogurt
AcidityMalic Acid (2), Citrus Fruit, Complex, Delicate, Dimensional