John has been roasting coffee all morning! Fresh out of the roaster just now: Guatemala Finca Candelaria – Lote Nueces.
Candelaria is at the base of the sweeping ascent to the peak of Volcan de Fuego, with coffee grown between 1220 and 1500 meter. This was an old farm that was revitalized by Luis Pedro Zelaya Sr through both heavy pruning of old trees and planting of completely new trees. Lote Nueces is a lot built from daily process batches, based on a flavor profile our buyer was looking for.
In the cup it’s cocoa laced with orange citrus sweetness. A very pleasing and balanced coffee.