June’s Roaster’s Pick is Guatemala Trapichitos.
This fantastic Guatemalan comes to us from our friends Al Liu and Craig Holt in Seattle.
The coffee has everything we look for:
– nice floral fragrance
– sweet, clean cocoa flavor
– very pleasant citrus brightness
The story of this relationship coffee is astounding. The native (Mayan) farmers
were forced from their land during a brutal civil war. Through the efforts of a Seattle-based NGO, they’ve been able to buy back some land and grow coffee. Craig Holt set up a program where the farmers set the price for their coffee.