Catalan de las Mercedes Orange Bourbon
Nico Hammond’s farm in San Martin Jilotepeque has been a special place to us for several years now. Catalan de las Mercedes is one of the most beautiful places our green buyer, Seth, has ever visited and for a few years, Nico’s washed Orange Bourbon was all we carried from the farm. Early last year, Nico had some difficulties with contracts falling through in the midst of Covid, so we had the opportunity to purchase an additional 40 bags of Nico’s washed and natural Red Bourbon. This year we made a very specific dream of ours come true and filled an entire container with coffee from Catalan de las Mercedes which includes all of our old favorites as well as some new varieties and processes, including our oldest favorite, Orange Bourbon. This coffee has always been incredibly dynamic and this year’s harvest makes no exception. Brewing this coffee across different apparatuses brings out something different and special each time -- as delicate on a Kalita as it is dramatic on espresso.
Nico Hammond & Ruth Maria de Los Angeles Martinez
Catalan de las Mercedes
San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango