Guatemala Rio Azul Q'anil

Guatemala Rio Azul Q'anil

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10oz. whole bean coffee

This coffee comes from Cooperativa Rio Azul in Huehuetenango. The Coop currently has 282 members as of 2020. Q'anil comes from the name of a hill in the municipality of Jacaltenango where the members and the neighboring people can go for a ceremonial site. The coop started in the late 1960's and to this day believe that the foundation of the coop allows for all members to achieve better benefits and makes it more profitable for the group to process coffee, many of whom are 2nd and 3rd generation growers.

Big, bold and slightly complex with ample notes of dark chocolate and caramel paired with ripe peach, mild meyer lemon and a dash of baking spices. A great morning coffee!

Processing method
Fully Washed -
The coffee cherry is picked ripe and then put into a freshwater tank for 24 to 72 hours. They are then sent through a machine called a de-pulper to remove most of the skin and fleshy parts of the fruit. After being de-pulped, they’re spread out to dry on various surfaces. This processing method of coffee focuses entirely on the bean. Since the flesh has been removed, there is nothing else to influence the final flavor of the coffee unlike "natural processed" coffee, where the flesh of the cherry is left on while drying in order to impart more fruity, vibrant flavors into the bean as it dries. Washed processed coffees tend to be the "cleanest" tasting coffee.