This coffee is full bodied with a balanced apple-like acidity.
Aromatically, the coffee has brown sugar and dark fruit fragrances. Flavors of raisin and the sweetness of brown sugar permeate the cup. The finish is lingering and sweet leaving you with an open invitation for another sip.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Arabica Coffee Beans
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We are very excited to once again offer one of our favorite coffees and longest lasting relationships: Finca El Valle. Having struggled with the effects of leaf rust for several years, farm renovations are now “taking root” so to speak, and for the first time in a while, enough coffee was produced to create a special lot for export.
The area of Antigua, Guatemala is renowned for its lush, young volcanic soils, and ability to produce exemplary coffee. This coffee is a fully washed bourbon variety, and is meticulously processed at both the wet mill and dry mill levels.
As you may remember, Cristina Gonzalez passed away in April of 2019. She is survived by her husband Rigoberto and her three sons Luis, Pablo, and Jose. Together they are continuing the family tradition. Cristina was the third generation to work the land at El Valle and produce coffee.
Now it is time for the fourth generation to take the reins. We at Batdorf and Bronson have considered the Gonzalez family not just coffee suppliers and partners, but also true friends. We are delighted to have this special coffee back in our lineup for the foreseeable future.
We are experiencing difficult and trying times right now and sometimes it is life’s simple pleasures that can make each day just a little more special. This coffee and the stories that are behind it are indeed a special treat.
As we have come to expect from El Valle, the coffee is medium-bodied and perfectly balanced, with flavors of golden raisins, brown sugar, and dark rum. The finish is long lasting and sweet. This coffee is a perfect compliment to any holiday meal.
RECOMMENDED BREW METHODS:
- 17g of water / 1g of coffee (adj. to desired brew strength)