DESCRIPTION: gala apple, white grape, raw sugar, and almond
PRODUCER: José Roberto Monterroso
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed, Sun Dried
ALTITUDE: 1500 - 2100 meters
This year, we have picked up not one, but two lots from Finca El Morito and producer José Roberto Monterroso, a Guatemalan producer whose intense passion has inspired us. He knows the details on every variety of coffee and every lot on his farm, and dedicates himself to careful, thorough processing, and separating lots for their distinct qualities. We’ve enjoyed tasting the differences between this lot and the Rio Dorado.
Coffees on Monterroso’s farms are washed, naturally fermented for 15 hours, and then slowly sun-dried for 10-15 days to ensure the coffee stays fresh for us. The end result is a wonderfully clean and classic Guatemalan profile, rich in notes of apple and sweet nuts while also including interesting grape-like qualities. This is our second year working with Monterroso, and we hope to continue sharing his coffees for years to come!