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Guatemala Finca Buena Esperanza comes to us from our new friends at Onyx Coffee of Bellingham, Washington. A very focused coffee importer, Onyx’s mission is to be the best importer at sourcing coffees from Guatemala, and only Guatemala. The coffees their team offers are stellar, and we’re very excited to be working with
them.


Hailing from the western region of Huehuetenango, this coffee was grown by
brothers Noe and Marvel Castillo on their family’s farm, Finca Buena Esperanza.
Onyx has the following to say about the brothers, their farm, and their coffee:


“On the south-western side of Hoja Blanca, in the Cuilco department of
Huehuetenango, lies Finca Buena Esperanza. For more than forty years Doña Maria
Castillo, a widow, has been farming coffee, every year hoping for a good harvest.
The 'Good Hope' persists today in Maria's thirty-year-old son Noe, who farms these
steep mountains with his brother Marvel. Noe's pride in the land he was given is
evident, and he's eager to explain his process and techniques, which he learned
from his 10 years working for Nicolas Castillo of Nueva Esperanza, a neighboring
farm and Onyx partner.


Chalum and avocado trees protect the Bourbon and Caturra trees, and the family
strives to use organic products for fertilization wherever possible. Having recovered
greatly from the coffee rust of past seasons, Noe has invested in more effective
pruning methods -- the production yield this season will be smaller, but he hopes to
improve the health of the trees and increase yields in the future. Processing has
improved greatly due to a brand new, much larger drying patio and new wet mill.
Water is fed from pure ground springs, or nacimientos, as opposed to the river, as
lot and mill are high above the river.”


On the cupping table, this coffee stood out for its balanced flavor profile of
chocolate and shortbread, accented with a resonant nougat-like sweetness. A
testament to both the hard work of the Noe brothers and the curatorial skills of
Onyx, Finca Buena Esperanza is a well-textured, well-rounded, and all-around
delicious medium light roast that we can (and do) drink all day. It shines in filtered
drip and Aeropress. We absolutely love this coffee, and we know you will too.

SPECIFICATIONS

ORIGIN // Guatemala
FARM + PRODUCER // Finca Buena Esperanza / Noe and Marvel Castillo
REGION // Hoja Blanca, Cuilco Department, Huehuetenango
TASTE // Cocoa + Nougat + Shortbread
PROCESS // Washed

ALTITUDE // 1900 masl
VARIETAL // Caturra, Bourbon

WE RECOMMEND

Guatemala Finca Buena Esperanza

Guatemala Finca Buena Esperanza

Regular price $ 14

All orders placed by 5:30am PST will ship the same business day. All orders placed after 5:30am PST will ship the next business day.

Guatemala Finca Buena Esperanza comes to us from our new friends at Onyx Coffee of Bellingham, Washington. A very focused coffee importer, Onyx’s mission is to be the best importer at sourcing coffees from Guatemala, and only Guatemala. The coffees their team offers are stellar, and we’re very excited to be working with
them.


Hailing from the western region of Huehuetenango, this coffee was grown by
brothers Noe and Marvel Castillo on their family’s farm, Finca Buena Esperanza.
Onyx has the following to say about the brothers, their farm, and their coffee:


“On the south-western side of Hoja Blanca, in the Cuilco department of
Huehuetenango, lies Finca Buena Esperanza. For more than forty years Doña Maria
Castillo, a widow, has been farming coffee, every year hoping for a good harvest.
The 'Good Hope' persists today in Maria's thirty-year-old son Noe, who farms these
steep mountains with his brother Marvel. Noe's pride in the land he was given is
evident, and he's eager to explain his process and techniques, which he learned
from his 10 years working for Nicolas Castillo of Nueva Esperanza, a neighboring
farm and Onyx partner.


Chalum and avocado trees protect the Bourbon and Caturra trees, and the family
strives to use organic products for fertilization wherever possible. Having recovered
greatly from the coffee rust of past seasons, Noe has invested in more effective
pruning methods -- the production yield this season will be smaller, but he hopes to
improve the health of the trees and increase yields in the future. Processing has
improved greatly due to a brand new, much larger drying patio and new wet mill.
Water is fed from pure ground springs, or nacimientos, as opposed to the river, as
lot and mill are high above the river.”


On the cupping table, this coffee stood out for its balanced flavor profile of
chocolate and shortbread, accented with a resonant nougat-like sweetness. A
testament to both the hard work of the Noe brothers and the curatorial skills of
Onyx, Finca Buena Esperanza is a well-textured, well-rounded, and all-around
delicious medium light roast that we can (and do) drink all day. It shines in filtered
drip and Aeropress. We absolutely love this coffee, and we know you will too.

SPECIFICATIONS

ORIGIN // Guatemala
FARM + PRODUCER // Finca Buena Esperanza / Noe and Marvel Castillo
REGION // Hoja Blanca, Cuilco Department, Huehuetenango
TASTE // Cocoa + Nougat + Shortbread
PROCESS // Washed

ALTITUDE // 1900 masl
VARIETAL // Caturra, Bourbon

WE RECOMMEND