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Gilberto Mendez

$18.00 Regular price $18.00

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Gilberto Mendez

  • Label

    Label

    • Gray Label: Balanced
  • Type

    Coffee Type

    • Single Origin
  • Tastes Like

    Tastes Like

    • Brown Sugar
  • Tastes Like

    Tastes Like

    • Strawberry
  • Tastes Like

    Tastes Like

    • Lemon
  • Roast Level

    Roast Level

    • Light
  • Process

    Process

    • Washed
  • Sub Region

    Region

    • North America
  • Country

    Country

    • Guatemala
  • Variety

    Variety

    • Caturra
  • Variety

    Variety

    • Catuai
  • Variety

    Variety

    • Bourbon
  • Elevation

    Elevation

    • 1600
  • Elevation

    Elevation

    • 1600
  • Producer

    Producer

    • Gilberto Mendez

Recipes

  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Brew Time: 3 min
  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Dose: 25g
  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Liquid Out: 14oz
  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Water: 400g
  • V60
    V60
    • Dose: 25g
  • V60
    V60
    • Liquid out: 14oz
  • V60
    V60
    • Water: 400g
  • V60
    V60
    • Brew Time: 3 min
  • Espresso
    Espresso
    • Brew Time: 25 sec
  • Espresso
    Espresso
    • Dose: 20g
  • Espresso
    Espresso
    • Liquid Out: 2oz
  • Drip
    Drip
    • Ratio: 1:17

Gilberto Mendez, along with his brother Gabino and nephew Francisco, produce coffee across an entire mountainside in Northwest Huehuetenango. The family operates like a mini co-op, sharing their successes and failures year after year in a much more detailed and transparent way than what is common practice. Each family member focuses on different aspects of the process; Gabino keeps up with processing and varietal advances, Gilberto focuses on structural and equipment improvements to the farm, and Francisco provides the best water from ground springs.

This coffee tastes super crisp and clean as a result of this year’s improvements made to washing channels on the family’s main wet mill. While it is our first year buying this coffee, Gabino insists that the resulting cup is also due to long term effects of choosing to use Chalum shade over Gravilea trees, which leads to less acidic soil with more readily available biodegrade nutrients.

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