||Guatemalan Cup of Excellence Viviano 2007-2008
||Cup of Excellence 2006
This auction was a nightmare. A nightmare for the buyer and dream for the farmers (the way it should be). The auction lasted seven and a half hours. There were stories of the Japanese bidders falling asleep at computer terminals and people just praying for it to finish. The reason was there was a lot of bidding. We had planned to have two lots from this competition, but the buying group fell apart because the budgets just got blown on one and this was the other. Never has every lot gone over 5 dollars FOB per lb. Compare that to the market price of 1 dollar per lb and 1.26 a lb for fair trade coffee, can you see why its good for the farmer yet?
It's also good for you the consumer, as this is FANTASTIC coffee from a country that has come back into the cup of excellence fold. Its sweetness is the first thing that strikes you with a great complexity of flavours, switching in the cup from watermelon to honey dew to a floral almost jasmine tone. The jury said brown sugar and I can really see it. The sweetness is complex and has some texture and a natural taste. Great in the espresso machine, great in the filter. Good coffee that's versatile and a fine example of what a Guatemalan should be.
Farmer: Gutierrez Vasquez, Viviano
Farm Size: 1.75 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 1.75 Hectares
Altitude: 1552 masl
Variety: Caturra And Bourbon
Processing System: Milling process: Wet, Drying Process: Sun
Lot Size: 15 bags v International Jury Score: 86.91
Cupping Number #: 942
Price: 6.02 USD <br>
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