Yepocapa: Natural Processed
Okay! I'm really excited to share with you about this coffee! Cooperatives internationally aren't known for producing the worlds most amazing coffees. If you look at the Cup of Excellence events of each country, you'll be hard-pressed to find a few cooperatives entered into these events especially in Central American countries.
Since working with the farmers in Yepocapa and seeing them obtain their export license, it was our next step to gain entry into the Specialty Coffee Market by of course producing specialty grade coffees. As we sat and talked about the possibilities to come as well as the many changes to come, we asked the farmers if they'd consider working on honey and natural processed coffees.
This lot is the first lot ever of a Natural Processed coffee coming out of Yepocapa, Guatemala. Truthfully, we had really low expectations for this coffee since it was our first year's attempt at a natural but after we cupped it, we were really shocked! It's cupping really nicely with some wonderful deep notes of blackberry and light strawberry. More importantly though, this coffee stands for innovation. It stands for a new era of excellence where the farmers of Yepocapa want to see their coffees continue to be evaluated and developed so that one day they can enter a coffee into the Cup of Excellence as a cooperative of small plot coffee farmers from Yepocapa, Guatemala!
We've love it if you'd be a part of this lot. We may only have 9-10 bags available but we think they're really tasty and we'd love it if people came along the sidelines with us by sipping on this coffee!
Producer: La Cooperativa San Pedrana Agricola Integral
Region: San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango
Altitude: 1,400+ masl
Harvest: Nov, 2017 - Feb, 2018
Processing: Natural Processed on Drying Patios Only
Dry Milling: 16+ Special Preperation SHB in 152lb/69kg Grain-Pro
Cupping Notes: TBA
Price: $4.05/lb June, 2018