Guatemala Buena Esperanza Gold Label
chocolate • vanilla • caramel
- roasted & shipped the same day
- In stock, ready to ship
Our Guatemalan Gold Label has been a flagship coffee at Sagebrush for many years now. We were thrilled to receive the 2021 crop from the Buena lot of the Esperanza farm. This coffee is both creamy and smooth. The caramel, vanilla, and chocolate flavors combine beautifully. As it cools, the sweet, malty flavors of milk chocolate hit the palate. There is an expected nuttiness to it and the caramel richness is just too good. This coffee continues to be everything we want it to be!
Flavor Notes: chocolate • vanilla • caramel
Varietal: bourbon • caturra
Recommended Brew Method:
drip • cold brew • french press
On the south-western side of Hoja Blanca, in the Cuilco department of Huehuetenango, lies finca Buena Esperanza. For more than forty years Doña Maria Castillo, a widow, has been farming coffee, every year hoping for a good harvest. The 'Good Hope' persists today in Maria's thirty year old son Noe, who farms these steep mountains with his brother Marvel. Noe's pride in the land he was given is evident, and he's eager to explain his process and techniques, which he learned from his 10 years working for Nicolas Castillo of Nueva Esperanza, a neighboring farm and Onyx partner.
Chalum and avocado trees protect the Bourbon and Caturra trees, and the family strives to use organic products for fertilization wherever possible. Having recovered greatly from the coffee rust of past seasons, Noe has invested in more effective pruning methods -- the production yield this season will be smaller, but he hopes to improve the health of the trees and increase yields in the future. Processing has improved greatly due to a brand new, much larger drying patio and new wet mill. Water is fed from pure ground springs, or nacimientos as opposed to the river, as lot and mill are high above the river.
On-Demand Roasting Explained
I'm sure that you've seen notes on our website about how 'We don't roast until you want it." or "Roasted Fresh After You Order", but have you thought about why and how we setup our business to do that?