Region: Los Planes, Acatenango, Chimaltenango
Farm: La Hermosa
Farmer/Grower: Max Fernando Pérez Rios
Varieties: Typica & Catuai
Altitude: 1800-2200 m.a.s.l.
Density: 1.20 g/ml
Harvest Date: February, 2022
Arrival Date: August, 2022
Grade: SHB, UTZ, RFA, CAFE Practices, USDA Organic (at origin)
SCA Cupping Score: 84.13
He was born and raised amidst coffee plantations and a parchment warehouse at home
The time to “make the coffee dreams come true” arrived with a lot of family effort and a clear idea in mind: develop a specialty coffee farm that would blend tradition and innovation to supply its customers with amazing coffees, while having a positive impact in the society. And so, the adventure started!
After acquiring the land in 2010, the project started to take shape. The team was formed and the family experience added to an innovative vision facilitated the decision on what varieties and cultivars would be planted, the type of shade trees to be used and other technical needs that had to be met. From the selection of the seeds to the planting, every detail was carefully supervised in order to guarantee the success of the project. A coffee plantation is a long-term investment, so certainty and care in every step are crucial.
The farm is divided in thirteen plots in full production so all our coffees are carefully hand picked and processed following the best practices for the washed, natural, and honey methods. The quality of our coffees has been rewarded with different national and international prizes in the past years, including the Cup of Excellence auction program. Of course, the job doesn’t stop here. We keep moving towards innovation and improvement.”
The attention to detail and commitment to quality has led Max Pérez to receiving top finishes in the 2020 and 2021 Cup of Excellence competitions! We are extremely pleased to be offering this organically grown lot from Don Max again this year.
Love this coffee. Bought it multiple times.
Thanks, Michael! Appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Glad Max's coffee is ticking the box as a daily drinker.
This coffee has lots of chocolate. Chocolate bomb. So if chocolate is what you want, this is it. So five stars if you only want a coffee that tastes like your drinking a chocolate brownie, 6 stars and 4 stars if you want more notes out of a coffee. Easy to roast and my light roast was tasty too.
Based on this graph on roast world https://roast.world/my/roasts/qzIWsdCjKTalyRaTfXeOT