Fragrance of baker’s chocolate, marshmallow aroma, complex flavors of dark chocolate, browned butter, grape, and oranges with an aftertaste of chardonnay and ripe melon that melts in your mouth. Medium malic acidity of green apples and a heavy body with that buttery mouthfeel. Delicious.
Armando’s coffee tastes amazing just about every which way. At light roasts those delicate flavors and aftertaste are maintained while at medium roasts the chocolates and dark fruits come forward, still maintaining that buttery mouthfeel. Darker roasts will mute much of the nuance but you are sure for a sweet cup!
Armando Gomez started working with his grandfather when he was 23 years old. After his grandfather’s passed away, his sons took over the farms while Armando continued to work on the farm. It was not until 1995 that Armando Gomez was able to start buying the farm from his uncles and aunts. The entire family is involved with the production of coffee on the land. Armando's wife and oldest son Mauricio to help him fertilize, plant, pick and wash the coffee. Mauricio has begun to take on more responsibility, bringing a new generation to spear-head the farm.
The land receives 60-70 inches of water every year, and has a natural water spring on the small 2 hectare farm located in the Sierra de los Cuchmatanes.
Bourbon, typica, pache and catuai varieties are grown up to 1900 meters above sea level under shade trees, including the sauco (elderberry tree) after which this lot is named for.
We have worked with the Gomez family over 6 years now and we are so thankful for their commitment to producing such excellent coffees.
I’m a big fan of Guatemalan coffees. The interplay between the fruit forward aspect of this one held up with the heavier body, dark chocolate pleasant bittering, and balanced acidity make this one stand out to my palate in a region I already love. Thanks Hacea and the Gomez family for this gem!
Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback, Timothy. We are big fans of the coffees that Armando and his family produce every year!
The tide that brought me back to washed process
Really loving all the nuance this coffee has. Exploring the difference and beauty of terroir and varietal at play here.
Yes! Nothing like a high altitude washed coffee.... delicious.