This is the second year we've bought coffee from Aurelio Villatoro and his family at Finca Villaure (although last year it wasn't available on the web shop), and we're really excited to share it with you - it definitely makes the grade.
Finca Villaure is one of the finest farms in Guatemala, evidenced by their regular placing in the Cup of Excellence competitions, and the amount of roasters who come back year after year. We have bought from the La Loma lot - one of the hillsides where the family grow Bourbon, although they grow other varietals on the farm too, which ranges from 1,410 - 1,850 metres.
At harvesting time, more than 40 of the extended family come together to harvest the cherries, which are processed via the fully washed method, and dried in day lots on patios at the farm.
This attention to detail and expertise results in beautiful flavours - outrageously smooth milk chocolate, a blast of plum, some malted biscuit sweetness, and some hints of orange and peach. It makes killer espresso, super sweet milk drinks, and is a proper all-day drinker in filter and other brew methods.