A very clean and juicy filter coffee. The cup opens on a soft citric acidity followed by notes of dried cranberry, orange zest and brown sugar. As the coffee cools down you will experience flavours of ripe redcurrant, raisin and a hint of cooked peach on the finish.
Francisco Martínez has more than 50 years of experience growing coffee. At 72 he is still just as passionate about growing speciality coffee as he was when he first started. Francisco focusses on growing traditional varietals; bourbon, caturra and typica which are well-known for their excellent taste. He grows this coffee in the shade to allow the cherries to slowly mature bringing an extra sweetness to the cup.
Francisco Martínez is a member of the Esquipulas Co-Operative. We have worked with the smallholder farmers of Esquipulas co-operative in Huehuetenango, Guatemala since 2009, producing Single Origin and Microlot Coffees.
The conditions are about as perfect as you can get; high altitude – over 1,500 metres; fertile soil, and glorious sunshine. They now represent more than 230 smallholder farmers (and counting), who grow on average 1 hectare of coffee, besides subsistence crops such as maize and beans.