Guatemala Concepcion Buena Vista Washed
$ 20.00

Origin: Guatemala

Producer: David Solano
Farm: Concepcion Buena Vista
Process: Washed
Variety: Red Bourbon
Elevation: 1900 MASL

Tasting Notes:
Chocolate, Orange, Elegant

Roaster's Notes

For this project, we chose the Red Bourbon from their La Joya farm. This was because of the natural shade the coffee trees receive, and the natural topography of the farm makes the tree healthier than similar trees grown with a terracing structure. The cherries are picked at 25-26% brix (1% brix is equal to 1 gram of sucrose per 100g sample, so 25% brix is equal to 25g sucrose in a 100g sample), once picked the cherries are thoroughly washed to remove any possible contamination that could affect the development of bacteria inside the fermentation tanks. With the cherries cleaned and sorted by density, they depulp the coffee using m echanical depulping machines and move them directly to large open fermentation tanks to be fermented for 48 hours. This step is where the mastery becomes apparent. In this 48-hour period, all of the previous prep work becomes very important for managing contaminants and balancing fermentation. Those variables are where you find overly fruity-washed, or unbalanced, or restrained-washed coffees. As soon as the coffee is done fermenting, it is put out on the drying patios for 7-10 days with constant movement every hour throughout the day.