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Guatemala Finca Isnul Hybrid

Vanilla, raspberry, apple.

Take a primo Pacamara microlot, process it just right, and voila! Sweet and balanced in the cup, this coffee offers flavor notes of vanilla and raspberry with an apple acidity. Complex. Consistent. It’s nectar-like, with a velvety mouthfeel and good body.

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Country
Guatemala
Region
Huehuetenango
Farm
Finca Isnul
Farmer
Danny Perez
Elevation
1850m
Variety
Pacamara
Process
Semi-Washed Process

Meet Danny Perez

“This farm had belonged to our mother's family since 1940 and my grandfather since 1969,” says owner Danny Perez. Starting from the ground up, the family now processes, mills, cups, and exports specialty coffees directly to some of the best roasters in the world, and has garnered the coveted Cup of Excellence award multiple times, the latest being in 2017.

One of their specialities is meticulously prepared coffees of the Pacamara varietal. This particular lot is a hybrid-processed coffee, meaning that the skin and pulp of the coffee cherries is removed, a controlled amount of the remaining mucilage is allowed to remain. Depending on how much mucilage is removed, the results can range from similar to honey processed up to semi-washed and washed offerings.

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

In many places in the world, coffee grows in volcanic soil. Here in the Huehuetenango region in the western highlands of Guatemala, that is not the case. Located near Cuchumatanes, the highest non-volcanic mountain range in Central America, currents of hot air sweep up from Mexico’s Tehuantepec plain, intercepting the colder air flowing down the mountain and protecting the region from frost. This phenomenon, along with natural shade from the highland jungles, provides the perfect growing environment, allowing coffee cultivation as high as 2,000 meters.

Coffees from Huehuetenango (pronounced “way-way-ten-an-go”) present a fruitier profile than other most other Guatemalan regions. Some speculate that this is due to how high producers stack their beans on the drying patios. This common practice may not be the most efficient way to dry the coffees, but the Huehue profile is distinctive.

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Location
Springdale, AR
Contact
Email
479-799-6552

Onyx Coffee Lab

Lest the myth perpetuate that specialty coffee does not come from Arkansas, Onyx Coffee Lab is blowing that particular urban legend out of the water while creating a few of their own. Husband-wife owners Jon and Andrea Allen have rapidly taken the coffee world by storm with their combination of art and science.

The magic starts with sourcing, with countless small sample batches from coffee importers and with direct visits to farms around the world. "I know direct trade means a lot of different things to different people, but for us if we don’t put money in the producers hands we won’t call it direct trade," says Jon. Once found, the coffees are carefully roasted in twenty-pound or smaller batches, then shared with the three Onyx cafés and over 150 wholesale customers in thirty states.

Clearly Onyx Coffee Lab knows what they're doing: not only were they named Imbibe Magazine's 2016 Coffee Bar of the year, this northwest Arkansas matrix of coffee know-how just cleaned house at the April 2017 U.S. Coffee Championships. Andrea Allen placed second in the Barista Championship, Dylan Siemans won first in Brewer's Cup, and roaster Mark Michaelson place first in the Roaster Championship!

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