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Guatemala T'xayalaj [Espresso] 250g


100% · Fairtrade Minimum
114% · Quality Bonus
We paid an FOB of $3.42/lb for this coffee, which is 214% of the Fairtrade minimum price.
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Guatemala T'xayalaj [Espresso] 250g

Guatemala, Huehuetenango
Aldea San Marcos, Jacaltenango
Maria Perez Morales
1660-1725 masl
Caturra, Catuai, Typica
Flavor profile:
Chocolate, wild berries, caramel
Roasted for:

CHF 16.00
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Article Nr CO-GTMES-02-250
This article is usually in stock at our café, too.
Delivery time: Will ship Tue/Wed if ordered until Mon (non-binding)
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T'xayalaj is the name of the farm Maria Perez Morales and her husband Diego bought about thirteen years ago to grow coffee. Maria mostly runs the farm herself and with the support of her family, her husband often works abroad. Her children have developed an interest in coffee, too, and care about their land. It's likely they will take over the farm when the time comes.

Maria has learned a lot about producing coffee since she bought the farm and has gained a good portion of experience since. Thanks to her hard work and will, she was able to produce a high-quality specialty coffee for the second consecutive year. The farm is quite small and doesn't have a lot of trees, Maria only produced about 13 bags of coffee (69kg each) this harvest. We were able to buy four bags and thus almost a third of the whole harvest.

We bought the same coffee last year and roasted it for filter brewing. This year, we opted for a slightly different roast profile that we optimised for preparation with an espresso machine. This coffee will be served at our café in Bern for a couple of weeks for espressos and espresso-based milk drinks.

This creamy coffee has notes of caramel and an intense chocolate aroma. It almost reminds us of drinking a hot chocolate at times. Combined with fruity notes – think wild berries or apricot – the coffee is wonderfully balanced and very sweet.

Brewing Recommendation

Brew ratio: 1:2.6

Coffee: 19g in / 50g out

Extraction time: 27s

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