Sold In 12 Oz. or 2 Lb. Bag
Tasting Notes: Black Tea, Chocolate Ganache, Citrus
LOT: Micro-Lot Las Nubes / Lote Colectivo
Region: Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Elevation: 1000–1500 MASL
Process: Fully Washed
With a new year, comes a new Anthology blend. Our hope is that Anthology will be continually updated so that the blend is always the epitome of freshness. This iteration of Anthology might just be our favorite version yet. We've combined two excellent coffees from our good friends at Yepocapa Coffee, Las Nubes and Lote Colectivo. These coffees are unique lots to one another in terms of their construction and of their profile. Las Nubes is delightfully complex with sweet, syrup-like consistency and is made up of coffee from the farms of a handful of smallholder producers in Yepocapa. Lote Colectivo, on the other hand, has this distinct buttery, chocolate note that is so balanced and comforting. When paired together, these two coffees truly shine. The blend highlights the best of Lote's chocolate qualities while featuring the sweet, bright characteristic of Las Nubes.
On Las Nubes:
One of those farmers of this lot is Don Evaristo Charuc, who has produced coffee for Yepocapa since 2015. Don Evaristo’s family has been farming coffee for generations; his grandparents would even pray over each seed as they planted them into the soil. He shares his family’s love for coffee farming and hopes the generations to come can experience the joys of the trade. Unfortunately, in the summer of 2018, Don Evaristo’s farm was damaged by hot ash from the eruption of the local Volcan de Fuego. He wasn’t able to produce enough coffee that year to fill a bag. In redemptive fashion, his coffee trees were able to recover and this year he produced an incredible harvest!
On Lote Colectivo:
"La San Pedrana’s Lote Colectivo is near and dear to our hearts. It’s a cooperative level coffee that encompasses coffees from the farmers in the region of Yepocapa; as long as the cherries are picked ripe, of course. It’s a lot that’s not exclusive and it gives opportunity for farmers to receive a better price point for simply better coffee.
Even though we love our Micro-Lots as well, we’re cognizant that they tend to be more exclusive and less impactful from a macro-level perspective. It’s for those reasons that we’re proud to offer lots that embody inclusion and opportunity while still offering straight-up good coffees!"
Freshness in coffee turns up the volume on all of the flavors present in high quality specialty coffees. If a coffee is naturally sweet, it will almost be candy-like when it’s very recently been harvested. These two coffees bring delightful complexity into Anthology and yield a truly complex and sweet cup of coffee.
Please Note: All coffee bean orders are roasted fresh and may take 24-48 hours before shipping.