|Coffee is part of this families blood – Finca El Diamante is owned by one of the Villatoro family members; Florencio. In the same family are the owners of Finca Esperanza, Finca Villaure and Finca Rosma (as well as a few more). These are some of the best farms and the most well known in all of Guatemala. Most of the brothers and their farms have won the cup of excellence. It will be Florencios turn next.
Edwin, our favorite Guatemalan coffee farmer (Finca Vista Hermosa) and our buddy who sources most of our Guats, is good friends with the family and cherry picks some awesome top lots for us. This one is no exception.
Florencio started by making a coffee nursery on Finca Esperanza and his father gifted him some land to start his own farm. All the work on the farm he did by himself or with the help of his family. Florencio has been working since he was 13 years old in coffee with his father at Finca La Esperanza, he left at age 25 to start his own farm. (but is still no stranger to Esperanza).
Tasting Notes: A very cool spin on the Huehue profile. A little fuller bodied with a sweeter malty tone; a little hint of a winy acidity at most roasts except the darker ones. Very clean coffee, can go light or dark with this guy – a nice city plus to full city left the cup the with the most balance. A cool little smoky note adding a bit of caramel like tone to the cup right before 2nd crack. On the lighter side, if you dig deep enough you can find a little hint of soft fruit. An excellent cup I could drink all day long.
Roasting Notes: Easy to roast, nice and even roasting, good from light to dark. If you don’t like acidity, get at least a nice medium roast on this guy. I prefer a quicker roast for its a little lower acidity comparatively to some Guats. Quicker accentuates crispness in the cup, which on lower acidity coffees can be a good thing.
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