- Roast: medium
- Acidity: medium acidity
- Body: medium bodied
- Taste Notes: raspberry, honey, dried apple
- Process: washed
- Origin: San Martin Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
- Variety: Caturra, Typica, Bourbon
- Altitude: 1,775 masl
About This Coffee (From Bold Bean's Head Roaster):
"This coffee comes from a farm in Huehuetenango called Twi'Ha, formerly El Chalum. Twi'Ha is owned by Armando Gomez. Armando and his family (wife and two sons) take care of the 2 hectare farm.
The farm was originally owned by Armando's grandfather and Armando has worked the farm for many years. He purchased the farm from his Aunt and Uncle 6 years ago. On the farm Armando grows a handful of 100% arabica varietals mainly Typica, Bourbon and Caturra, although he has begun planting Geisha and Kenyan varietals SL-28 and 34 recently.
Armando was part of a nearby cooperative until just a couple of years ago. Cooperatives, although very helpful to some, are set up as socialist-type endeavors (they value the greater good above giving the very best the ability to reach their full potential). Cooperatives are very good for many farmers but for those who truly dedicate themselves to and make sacrifices for excellence it can be limiting.
A few years ago Armando started selling his very best coffees apart from the cooperative directly to roasters. This has given Armando the ability to sell his coffees based on cost of production and quality instead of his price being dictated by the commodity market.
This increase in profits for Armando has inspired him to take on even more quality initiatives and also to expand his farm higher up the mountain. "