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Half Acre Beer Company // Shrub Tundra Coffee Brown Ale

Half Acre Beer Company // Shrub Tundra Coffee Brown Ale

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Street Bean Coffee Roasters // Colombia La Fortuna

Hernando Chantre has been a coffee farmer his entire life. However, it is only recently that he has been able to maximise his farm’s potential for high-quality production. At 1,950 meters, it is no surprise that, by nature, his coffee is exceptional. But with only […]

ReAnimator Coffee // Guatemala San Carlos Antigua

ReAnimator Coffee // Guatemala San Carlos Antigua

San Carlos Antigua is primarily composed of three farms located in Antigua. Villa Estela (10ha), San Carlos (25ha), and San Ignacio (15ha) are all within a 15 minute walk from the Central Park of Antigua. Each farm yields about 2 to 3 containers of coffee, which are then combined into the same “blend”, processed at TG Lab’s mill called Nueva Esperanza. These farms have a long family history dating back to the 1800’s when it was started by don Carlos Durán. These farms are now owned by his daughters Ana Maria and Estela Durán.

Villa Estela is part of Antigua, between 5th and 6th Street and Calle del Rastro. These farms are cared for by Jorge Alberto Zamora (pictured below), who was born in the farm and has been working there for 50 years. His father was the administrator before him for 65 years between 1920 and 1985.

For the past 70 to 80 years, the main varietal grown on each farm has been Bourbon. The rest is divided among 40 year old Catuaí and Caturra. Trees are kept in a high shade environment and treated like a forest. Shade is shared between gravilea and orange trees.*

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Guatemala San Carlos Antigua, from ReAnimator Coffee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, courtesy of Craft Coffee. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS

region: Antigua, Guatemala
farm: Villa Estela // San Carlos // San Ignacio
producer: smallholder farmers
association: N/A
elevation: 1500 meters above sea level
cultivars: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra
process: fully washed, patio dried

CUPPINGNOTES

The aroma coming off of the Guatemala San Carlos Antigua is rich and sweet, packed with scents of chocolate, caramelized sugars, red fruits (apple, berry, cherry), and soft black tea.

Sweet, milky body with a juicy, complex acidity and notes of cherry, chocolate, citrus, cherry, lime, butterscotch, marzipan, honey, fresh strawberry, apple, tropical fruit, and bergamot.

FINALTHOUGHTS

 

*content courtesy of InterAmerican Coffee

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Mikerphone Brewing // Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit Batch #4

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Square One Coffee Roasters // Kenya Rioki

Square One Coffee Roasters // Kenya Rioki

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