We've spent a good chunk of time over the last nine months coordinating with the AProCafé cooperative (who produce Atitlán el Grano), learning how we're going to work together, how to structure contracts, and how to import small lots of coffee into the U.S. We're excited to start sharing the special fruits of this collaboration. This week we'll dial the first full batches of Doña Lucinda, AProCafé's first, and a Huckleberry-exclusive, single farm micro-lot, and will start roasting this coffee on August 10.
For this first year of single farmer offerings, AProCafé selected Lucinda Puac Pérez and Manuel Tzic Saso - two of the cooperative's more established farmers with reputations for great coffee, and on-farm beneficios where they control the washing and drying of the coffees themselves. We'll start roasting Doña Lucinda's coffee first, then release Don Manuel's coffee a bit later in the year, with some overlap to roast and brew the two single farm lots and the main Atitlán el Grano lot, all at once.
Doña Lucinda grows some of the most delicious Guatemalan coffee we've had the privilege to taste. Sample roasts are sample roasts, but we've had a chance to cup and brew our way through several tiny batches of this awesome coffee. It's been a consistent star of our blind cuppings and brewed cups show loads of tamarind and golden raisin sweetness, a hint of cinnamon, and soft honey and pear to round out that sweet, fruity flavor.
We'll start shipping and delivering Doña Lucinda with August 10th roasts. Worth noting that we're down to the last two to three weeks of another favorite coffee, Colombia Las Brisas, and after a few weeks without, we're offering cascara again, this time from Finca Las Delicias in El Salvador.
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