Fruit forward, blueberry, raisin, peanut butter.
This is an exciting one. We’ve brought in our first lots ever directly from the Schapps brothers at Finca Los Caballitos in Guatemala and paired with fresh Cold Soul from Fazenda California which made up part of one of our most popular releases last year.
Bourbon & Caturra
Brothers, Oscar and Christian Schaps, are fourth generation coffee growers and are owners of other well known farms in Guatemala - Finca Santa Paula and Finca Patagonia. Los Caballitos was purchased by the brothers in 2005 and is approximately 120 hectares in the municipality of San Gaspar Chajul. We’re excited to have this coffee in the roastery, providing the blend with juicy acidity and balance.
We’ve been working with husband and wife duo, Luiz and Flavia for the last four years. After purchasing the farm in 2004, Luiz rented much of the farm to sugarcane production and focused all of the income towards renovating the farm. He began planting coffee in 2006 and by 2008, he had 200 hectares of coffee.
This particular lot is processed using his ‘Cold Soul’ method, named for the fermentation method (and his eldest daughters’ love for ‘Frozen’). After selective harvesting, the cherries are placed in tanks and soaked in cold water that is supplied to the wet mill via natural spring. This water is 8-10 degrees at most which slows down and controls the fermentation process, providing the coffee with a slow, even ferment. The beans are then placed on covered, African style drying beds to complete the process.
This incredible coffee is a great showcase of what Brazil has to offer when radical and modern processing techniques are applied and provides the blend with its red fruit and raisin notes.