This Natural Process coffee has a lovely plum & cinnamon notes with a tea-like floral character. It's not as fruity as other naturals, like say, Ethiopian Naturals, but has a softer complexity that's both moreish and makes this coffee more accessible as an all rounder. Wonderful espresso if you're looking for a touch of fruit, but not overpowering. Really impressed with this coffee.
Finca Los Jocotales is located in a region that's well known for some of the most interesting coffees, as well as some of the most renowned coffees, in Guatemala, Antigua. The coffee is grown at around 1,400 m.a.s.l. near the city of Cuidad Vieja
Coffee is grown and produced by Alex Illescas on his grandfather's farm. His grandfather has owned the farm for just over 50 years, working the land and selling the cherry along as a commodity coffee because they have no mill with which to process their own coffee. The farm is located at 1,400 metres above sea level in Ciudad Vieja.
Alex had an idea that he wanted to produce amazing, interesting and challenging coffee for the specialty market. So, with the blessing of his grandfather and with help from his uncle, he used the farm to experiment with varietals and processing methods to see what might improve cup quality. This coffee is the result of those experiments. It's dangerous to do something like this, so the lots are small – but they're large enough that this could have caused financial hardship if something had gone wrong. The lucky thing is that, in the cup, this gamble has really paid off.
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