Guatemala La Bolsa

On espresso: Guatemala Diamante from Tweed by Steve Willingham

We have another new Guatemala Huehuetenango on espresso today!

Yesterday, we were featuring a Guatemalan coffee from Heart, and today's isn't grown too far from it. This one comes from the town of Agua Dulce from a farmer named Patricia Perez. She's an accomplished farmer with a good amount of name recognition in coffee circles. Her farm is small, like only five hectares small, but the coffee she produces is top notch, and small amounts of coffee aren't a barrier to selling coffee to micro roasters like Tweed.

This espresso is super chocolaty with a really nice orange acidity. In fact, it kind of tastes like it was made to be featured in a Blood Orange Latte. Come try it out.


On bar: Guatemala and Ethiopia from Heart by Steve Willingham

We have a couple of new coffees: Ethiopia Gedeb and Guatemala La Bolsa from Heart Roasters.

The Guatemala La Bolsa comes from Huehuetenango, a region known for some of the finest coffees in Guatemala. Specifically, in the town of La Libertad, Maria Elena Video De Ovalle grows this coffee on the La Bolsa farm, land that has been in her family for three generations. She uses rivers running through her property to power not just the farm itself but a local school as well. La Bolsa has placed 2nd in the Guatemalan Cup of Excellence and continues to strive for better and better coffee. We're pulling this coffee as a sweet, caramelly espresso with notes of almond and lime.

On Chemex, we're brewing Ethiopia Gedeb. Ethiopian coffees aren't as traceable to the farm since they are often grown by hundreds of smallholder farms. In this case, it's even more fun. Some of this coffee is grown on small lots, but some of it is grown wild. All the coffee is picked and processed in the Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia and sun dried on raised beds. This coffee tastes absolutely amazing. We're getting notes of cantaloupe and strawberry Starbursts, and we're in love with it. It's an absolutely spectacular coffee.

The Guatemala La Bolsa is in very limited supply, so make sure to swing by for a cup today!