Taste Notes: Green Apple, Caramel, Almond, Silky
Origin: Guatemala, Asociación de Productores de Café de Atitlán
Altitude: 1550 Meters
Lucinda Puac Pérez has been a member of the Asociación de Productores de Café de Atitlán (APROCAFE Atitlán) since its formation in 2014. Her farm sits at 1550 meters above sea level in the village (aldea) of Pasajquim. She is a third generation coffee farmer who inherited her farm from her grandfather. Lucinda’s home, farm and wet mill sit 15 minutes down a dirt path from the end of the road to Pasajquim, and her land is heavily shaded with banana and other trees. The farm is 100% Bourbon varietal, and after depulping, she dry ferments her coffee for 12-24 hours, washes, and dries on a concrete patio.
We’ve been carrying Lucinda coffee for six years now and it has become a community favorite. Lucinda is a firecracker of a woman, quick to joke, quick to laugh and has a bigger than life personality and love for what she does and her family. It’s no wonder why the coffee that she produces is often regarded as one of the most exciting and stand out coffees in our line up.
Each year has tasted better than the last and we are excited to continue to share this experience. With tasting notes that have ranged from caramel apples covered apples to fragrant white wine and an acidity that is vibrant and balanced, this truly is an excellent coffee made for everyone.
Our friends at Huckleberry in Denver have helped us foster a long standing relationship with the farmers and producers that belong to Aprocafe in Guatemala and we continually look forward to supporting and honoring the work they put into their farms and the community around them.