Finca La Esperanza | Punta Del Cerro Washed Caturra from Guatemala
Recommended Roast Level
City Plus (Medium)
This coffee holds a special place in my heart because the Villatoro family has been providing us with my favorite Guatemalan coffees for years. We blind-cupped a few tables of coffees one day in Guatemala, and my notes for this one said, "perfect coffee, BUY!" When the origin was revealed, I was so excited to see it came from Finca La Esperanza.
This has been my go-to morning cup of coffee since we started roasting samples of it. It is authentically Guatemalan in its rich chocolate flavor but has a complexity that I wouldn't expect. It has a tart acidity that comes across almost like lemon, but I don't want to steer you wrong with that description. It is not exactly lemony, but more like a sweet lemon curd. It also has smooth almond undertones that aren’t exactly almond either, so we said almond wafer.
I bought the entire lot of this coffee, so we hope to have it for a while. I expect it to be a go-to coffee for many of you like it has been for me.
Punta Del Cerro Coffee Production
The long and winding road that leads to Aurelio Villatoro’s door is surrounded by coffee farms, but his coffee stands out against his neighbors! The land in western Huehuetenango is dotted with award winning lots from the Villatoro family.
A mechanic by training, Aurelio took to the family business of coffee and has excelled through hard work and attention to detail. As a child, he dedicated himself to his studies. After finishing his education and becoming a mechanic, he returned to his father’s farm, Finca La Esperanza, with the hope of continuing to farm with his father. In 1986 he founded his own farm called "Villaure," a combination of his first and last names. At first, his plot of coffee was very small, but with enthusiasm and dedication, he increased productivity and slowly bought more lots. From the year 2002 to date, the family has received numerous awards both nationally and internationally.
|Recommended Roast Level:||City Plus (Medium)|
|Processing:||Washed (Wet Process)|
|Flavor Notes:||Cocoa, Almond Wafer, Lemon Curd|
|Recommended Brew Methods:||Drip, Espresso|
|Farm:||Finca La Esperanza|