Estela Domingo

VANILLA, APPLE PIE, LEMON CUSTARD

They say good things come in threes, and this summer that maxim surely applies to our latest single origin espresso, from producer Estela Domingo. This is our third year in a row buying from Mrs. Domingo, whose farm Finca Yulimox (translated in the local Popti language as “Inside the Mountain”) sits in the volcanic region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

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  • Region

    Huehuetenango

  • Varietal

    Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon

  • Elevation

    1700 MASL

  • Producer

    Estela Domingo

  • Process

    Washed

 

Huehuetenango is perhaps the most famous coffee growing region in all of Guatemala, known for producing bright and lively acidities, stunning complexity and balanced sweetness. The cold nights in Huehue temper the speed of fermentation, allowing a rich complexity of flavour to arise whilst keeping a clean cup profile.

This year, despite Covid restrictions and the subsequent impact on labour shortages, Mrs. Domingo’s maintained her farm’s productivity and quality: no small feat for any producer. Estela and all of our Guatemalan coffees come to us via our partnership with Primavera Coffee Importers, a women-owned, Guatemalan-based company who we’ve been working with for nine years.  

By picking only ripe cherries and using intentioned practices during processing and drying, Mrs. Domingo ensures that the inherent qualities of the Huehue terroir and her hard work in maintaining the farm are fully expressed in her coffee.

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BREWING GUIDE 

 

This year we're offering Estela's coffee as a single origin espresso, as it has a wonderful creaminess and balanced acidity which lend well to this brew method. We’ve been pulling shots with the following recipe – 18g in, 38g out, with shot times from 30-33s. In milk, expect notes of apple pie and custard