Guatemala Don Pedro Microlot

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Over the past several years, Huckleberry has been working to build a stronger relationship with the AProCafé El Grano growers association in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala.  These growers produce our Atitlán El Grano coffee, which we love dearly, but we're also excited to single out the best individual coffees. This is our fourth year roasting Pedro Trejo's coffee, and his coffee is our second washed microlot from AProCafé this year.
 
Like all of the farmers in AProCafé, Don Pedro has great terrain and altitude for coffee growing, plants his coffee trees under shade, and farms using organic, sustainable practices.  Most of the other microlot producers live a bit further from Lake Atitlán than Pedro, and process their coffee on-farm largely because those farms are a royal pain to get to. Pedro, however, lives and grows coffee in the town of San Pedro, and delivers his cherry to Valle de Eskol, AProCafé’s main wet mill.
 
Pedro doesn't own one, large farm, but several small, scattered parcels along the slopes of Volcan San Pedro, ranging from a high 1650 meters above sea level to a very, very high 2000 meters. We've spent some time with Pedro and visited his plots a few times over the years, and it's fairly obvious why his coffee has so much potential. First off, high altitude always helps, and when walking through other growers' plots to Pedro's the contrast in farming practices was obvious. Pedro's plot was a lesson in precision - great shade cover, large compost holes next to each tree, and perfectly pruned and spaced coffee plants.
 
Microlot year four from Pedro Trejo is both bright and balanced, with notes of green apple, candied citrus, marzipan cookie, and milk chocolate. After a year off from getting the microlot treatment, we’re stoked to have Pedro back in the quiver!
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