Hard Lines Coffee Beans - Guatemala
We’re big fans of Hard Lines in Cardiff, and wanted to bring a little piece of that action to Stockport. We use their espresso beans in our Gaggia espresso machine, and you can take home some too.
Guatemala - Buena Vista - Whole Beans
Farm: Buena Vista
Town: San Antonio Huista
Varietal: Caturra and Bourbon
Processing: Washed, sundried on patio
Size of Finca: 23,6 Hectare
Coffee produced: 5,000KG average
Elevation: 1,750 - 1,820 mts
Rainfall: 2,300 ml
Temperature: 18 - 24ºC Avg
Water Supply: Natural water
Shade Trees: Inga and Gravilea
Owner: Andres Godolfredo Cano
Tasting Notes: Red Berries, Peach, Winey
H U E H U E T E N A N G O , G U AT E M A L A
Andres Godolfredo Cano is a second-generation coffee producer in the town of San Antonio Huista in Huehuetenango. During the harvest he makes sure that only the ripest cherries are picked and depulped the same day of the picking. Andres fermented his coffee with water for 36 hours. After the monitored fermentation process the coffee was washed and laid on patios to dry in the sun for four days. The coffee was stored in a cool and dry warehouse till it was dry-milled and exported.
The name of Andres’ farm is called Buena Vista, “A goof view”. He named the farm due to its location on the highest part of the mountains of San Antonio Huista. “Getting there takes 2 hours and 40 minutes walking and in the morning the view is spectacular with the rising sun”, tells Andres.
Andres was first a vegetable farmer but 10 years ago he sold his land and was able to buy this farm what he is taking care of now. “It has been a dream come true to work and be part of the coffee market”, explains Andres.
W H AT D O E S T H E F U T U R E H O L D ?
In the future Andres is interested in educating herself further and learning more about the new processing methods.
T H O U G H T S F R O M T H E P R O D U C E R :
“When I was young I worked very hard with a thought that one day I’d like to be a coffee producer. Now I have reached this dream and I am still very motivated to work on my farm from 6 am to 6 pm. The coffee is the passion of my life and I do not mind investing in order to see healthy plants and trees. I want to keep on working with coffee while I can and inspire the other generations to do so as well”, tells Andres.