Catalan de las Mercedes Blend
Seth visited Nico Hammond at Catalan de las Mercedes on a buying trip in 2018 and has spent every subsequent season trying to purchase as much of Nico’s coffee as we can. Seth has spent time on countless coffee farms over the years, but none of them seem to have made quite the impact on him as Catalan de las Mercedes did. Hearing him talk about the farm, you’d think he was led through Eden by the ghost of John Lennon. So this year, when Covid hit and some of Nico’s contracts fell through, we did not hesitate to say yes to all of it. Not only did this result in unprecedented volume from Catalan de las Mercedes, we were also introduced to a new variety and process - a washed and natural Red Bourbon. Cupping these coffees, we were drawn to their balance and structure and the way the two processes compliment one another so we decided to do something we’ve never done with a single origin offering: we blended them. Together these coffees are creamy and clean like dipping fresh strawberries in milk chocolate and eating them before the chocolate sets.
Nico Hammond & Ruth Maria de Los Angeles Martinez
Catalan de las Mercedes
San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango
Blend / Washed And Natural