Guatemala Finca La Esperanza: Aurelio Villatoro microlotBorealis Coffee Company
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This is our spring 2019 Guatemala offering that we will be serving as our primary house coffee at the cafe for the coming months. This is a rock solid Guatemalan coffee! It is a well-rounded coffee that appeals to a wide range of coffee drinkers: It's an all-day medium roast with great body, well-balanced, and has tasting notes of peanut butter cookies, chocolate fudge, and an almond-y finish.
note: We pay a premium for this coffee to help better support the farmer which allows him to continue to strive to improve the quality of the coffee being grown. The price to the farmer greatly exceeds Fair Trade pricing.
From the importer:
The long and winding road that leads to Aurelio Villatoro’s door is surrounded by coffee farms, but the wait is worth it! His home village, Hoja Blanca, is the frontier of Cuilco in western Huehuetenango, (Mexico visible barely a kilometer away.) The vertical land in this high valley is dotted with award winning lots from the family. Aurelio’s indomitable energy is as infectious as his smile. A mechanic by training, he took to the family business of coffee and has excelled through hard work and attention to detail. He is kind and curious, and an an excellent host.
Aurelio Villatoro was born into coffee. As a child he dedicated himself diligently to his studies, and when he finished school he became a mechanic and returned to Finca La Esperanza, his father's farm. His hope was to continue the work of farming with his father, and in 1986 he founded his own farm called "Villaure" a combination of his first and last names. At first, his plot of coffee was very small, but with enthusiasm, and dedication, he increased productivity and slowly bought more lots. From the year 2002 to date, the family has received numerous awards nationally and internationally.
Altitude: 1700 m.a.s.l.