El Amate Y Anexos • Cup of Excellence • Washed Bourbon
Recommended Roast Level
Full City (Medium)
Milk Chocolate - This coffee is a predominantly sweet cup with cocoa “Guate terroir” touches. Milk chocolate encapsulates a cocoa note without much of that bitterness you might expect from cocoa.
Rose - A nice, aromatic note sits on this cup. Rose is a sweet flower with a very subtle scent. This coffee isn’t overly perfume-like, but the floral touches are still worth noting.
Apple Pie - Although by no means is this an incredibly fruity coffee, we picked up a hint of malic acidity in the cup with a lot of sweetness. Notes of developed sugar, spice, and just a touch of apple are why we went with apple pie as the note.
El Amate Y Anexos Coffee Production
Mr. Petronilo de Jesús Martínez is originally from the departmental capital of Huehuetenango. In the year 1960, his father Gumercindo Martínez (who was part of the first 4 coffee producers in Hoja Blanca, Cuilco, Huehuetenango); he inherited an area of 2 hectares to establish his first coffee lot.
From 1969 to 1973, Mr. Petronilo was president of the first Cooperative of Small Producers in the region. At that time, his harvest was 5 quintals of parchment coffee. By the year 1974 his harvest increased to 22 quintals, the result of his work and implementation of techniques that managed to improve his production. Knowing how to use the profits and wanting to continue growing, he acquired other lots of coffee, with which he also found himself in need of building his own wet mill and drying area.
In the last 5 years, given the need to offer new processes to clients, El Amate farm began to process natural coffees, managing to position itself among the winners of the first edition of the One of a Kind Guatemala auction. This year, it is also a participant in the international round of the 2023 Cup of Excellence auction.
|Recommended Roast Level:
|Full City (Medium)
|Washed (Wet Process)
|Milk Chocolate, Rose, Apple Pie
|Recommended Brew Methods:
|Drip, Espresso, Pour Over
|Cup of Excellence Auction #12
|El Amate Y Anexos
|Petronilo de Jesús Martínez