We are happy to announce our first Cup of Excellence Limited Offering! The Cup of Excellence is the most prestigious award, given to the best coffees in a participating country. And this offering is from the Guatemala “COE”, which has been the most successful auction of the Cup of Excellence Program, reaching up to $80 per green pound in 2008.
The Cup of Excellence Program helps small farmers by garnering their farm much attention and substantial prices for the coffee, through this program. This is in reward for meticulous care and success in their coffee production.
Guatemala San Julian, Inversiones Mimosa 2009
Our offering is from the San Julian farm in the town of Palenica. The altitude of this farm is over 1700 meters and the varietal is known as Catuai. There’s no need to embellish a coffee that has won an award as one of the most outstanding, from a country that consistently produces some of the top coffees in the world. Below are some of the descriptions of this cup from the international jury… try not to drool on your keyboard while reading it!
Top Jury Descriptions: Aroma/Flavor- papaya, mango, spices, vanilla, blackstrap molasses, ginger flower, sweet tobacco, dark rye, Acidity- crisp, sharp, round Notes-complex, huge creamy body, good structure
If you like Guatemala coffees, then this is your opportunity to taste one of the best the country has to offer. Locally & carefully roasted and delivered fresh, and just in time to share with friends and family at Thanksgiving.
Read more about this coffee here.
Read more about the Cup of Excellence Program here.
Once again, this is a limited offering, so order promptly as the last two offerings sold out in about a day. You can purchase this coffee in half pound or one pound increments, and we’re limiting this offering to two pounds per customer.
What: Guatemala, Cup of Excellence, San Julian, Inversiones Mimosa 2009
When: Roasting on Monday, November 23; Delivery on Tuesday, November 24