Guatemala Minas De Oriente Bourbon Washed
Origin Guatemala /
Altitude 1200-1500mtrs /
Varietal Bourbon /
Product Code 1753
Almond and dark chocolate in aroma, soft spice, plum, butterscotch, rounded creamy body with soft apple-like acidity, long toffee finish
About Guatemala Minas De Oriente Bourbon Washed
Minas de Oriente is a special project that MTC teams in Australia and Guatemala have been developing over the last couple of years. Throughout the duration of this project we spent countless hours cupping numerous single estate lots, until the perfect combination was found.
The concept for Minas de Oriente is similar to development work we have been doing in other origins. After we select the best lots to be milled as single estate coffees, we then work with the rest of the farmers’ lots. This ensures these lots don’t just get bulked namelessly and sold at commodity pricing to the big multinational mills. This maximises the price that small farmers receive for their overall harvest. It ensures they get higher prices for more of their production and only have to sell small amounts of their lower grades to the local market.
We have developed this product in order to suit the Australian and New Zealand demand for quality specialty coffee that can be accessed in larger volumes. Minas de Oriente is composed of three elements, which are fully traceable back to our suppliers in New Oriente Guatemala.
Minas de Oriente means “Mines from the East” in Spanish. The name comes from the abundance of precious mineral mines that were once common in the eastern side of Guatemala. New Oriente is quite dry and arid compared to other parts of Guatemala. The region is very close to the border of El Salvador and has similar cup traits.
Contact us for full traceability details about each one of the farms.
Guatemalan coffee is revered as one of the most flavorful and nuanced cups in the world and with so many growing regions the coffees vary throughout the country both in their cup quality & potential. Most of the coffee in Guatemala these days is grown with the right altitude, soil and climate conditions and most are grown with good quality production and processing systems, resulting in some very good to truly exceptional coffees.
Coffee cultivation in Guatemala was introduced by German immigrants in the 19th century, and coffee has since become a major industry with nearly one quarter of the population involved in coffee production. Guatemala’s high-grown beans (above 4500 feet) are among the world’s best coffee, especially those beans grown on southern volcanic slopes. This country produces 3.5 million bags per year. Coveted blends are the Atitlan and the Huehuetenango.
What makes Guatemalan coffees so unique is its high altitudes, diverse microclimates, consistent rainfall patterns, and excellent cultivation and processing, hence producing a variety of distinctive types of Guatemalan arabica coffees.
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