RASPBERRY JAM
BROWN SUGAR
LAVENDER

Estela Domingo

Guatemala

RASPBERRY JAM
BROWN SUGAR
LAVENDER

Our final single origin Guatemalan release from the 2019 season sees us welcome another new producer to the CCR lineup from the outstanding Cooperative El Sendero. Estela Domingo’s coffee is a delight with sticky raspberry jam, brown sugar and floral notes.

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Regular price £10.50

  • Region

    Huehuetenango

  • Varietal

    Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon

  • Elevation

    1700 MASL

  • Producer

    Estela Domingo

  • Process

    Washed

 

Estela is a second-generation coffee farmer, and her farm Yulimox (Translating in the local Popti language as “Inside the Mountain”) sits in the volcanic region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Huehue coffees are famed for their bright and lively acidities, stunning complexity and balanced sweetness, and this lot from Estela is no exception.

The farm sits at 1700 meters near the town of Concepción Huista. To ensure the best possible quality, Estela will complete three picking passes over her coffee trees during the harvest, picking only the ripest coffee cherries.

Picking only ripe cherries and using intentioned practices during processing and drying ensure that the inherent qualities of the Huehue terroir and her hard work in maintaining the farm are fully expressed in her coffee.

Once picked, the cherries are immediately de-pulped in small batches using a hand de-pulper, and fermented in cold water for 48 hours to loosen the mucilage. The cold nights in Huehue  temper the speed and intensity of fermentation, allowing a complexity of flavour and interesting berry and floral notes to arise whilst keeping a clean cup profile.


BREWING GUIDE 

 

We’ve been loving this coffee on Kalita Wave 185: starting with a dose of 31g, we bloom with 100g of 96c water, stirring the bloom to ensure even wetting. At 40s, we begin to pour again, pouring to a final weight of 500g at 2 minutes, swirling the brewer gently to release any coffee sticking to the walls of the paper.