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Finca La Esperanza | Aurelio Villatoro's Pick Washed Caturra from Guatemala

chocolate • caramel • cream

Sale price$28.73
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flavor notes explained

chocolate - Dark chocolate notes that are familiar in the terroir of Guatemala come through in this coffee. A deep, cocoa-like bitterness and boldness comes through wonderfully.

caramel - Developed sugar stands front and center in this coffee’s flavor profile. That burnt sugar taste is the note we were trying to get at with caramel.

cream - The idea behind the note of cream was in order to describe the mouthfeel. This cup boasts a particularly smooth profile overall.

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about the coffee

the farm


Finca La Esperanza

head producer

Aurelio Villatoro








we've visited and have been buying from this family for years

the bean

processing method

wet process



what we taste

chocolate • caramel • cream



about Finca La Esperanza

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 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. He hoped 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.