Guatemala

San Rafael Urias Estate

$ 12.50

Fresh Fig, Milk Chocolate, Chamomile

Farmer: Raul Valdes, Arturo Castillo
Farm: San Rafael Urias Estate
Origin: Antigua, Guatemala
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica
Altitude: 1700m
Process: Washed, Patio Dried

Coffee Story
Brewing Notes

We first sourced this coffee in 2014 - one of our first direct relationships with a specific farm owner. We have based much of our coffee sourcing philosophy on those first interactions and we were excited when Raul Valdes' coffee became available to us again.

The San Rafael Urias Estate coffee is an exceptional example of high quality washed coffee from the Antigua region of Guatemala. The coffee is sturdy yet complex, with dominant chocolate and fruit notes. We get sweet, spicy dark fruit notes like fig, and sometimes ripe red cherry, balanced by a soft, creamy milk chocolate character. The finish is clean, floral, and crisp.

The Guatemala San Rafael Urias Estate's delicate balance between chocolatey sweetness and herbal chamomile is best highlighted with hand pour methods like Hario V60 or Kalita Wave.