Moon Roast - Guatemala - Women of Huehue

Happy International Woman's Day!

I'm putting up a little special blog post including Moon Roast's newest release - Guatemala, Woman of Huehue.

This is a very special lot consisting of coffee grown by 8 amazing women across 5 different villages in Huehuetenango. The women who contributed to this lot are Minga, Juana, Lety and Victorina, Sandra, Maria, Luz and Petrona. Once the coffee is dried, Fredy's wife cups every lot and combines similar qualities and profiles together. The concept of their community lot is to support the producer. Each producer will process their own coffee: hand pulp, use a tank foot to remove floaters, ferment for 22-24 hours, move coffee, and bring in the next batch.

After fermentation, the coffee is washed and moved to the channels. The time spent here depends on the capacity of each farm/parcel. Most parcels of land benefit from natural spring water. In some cases, the woman don't have access to water. In this case, the coffee will be quickly washed in channels. Once the water runs clear, the coffee is then moved to patios. The coffee dries for 7-10 days during sunny periods, or up to 20 days during cloudy days. 

The Beans 
Region - Huehuetenango
Varietal - Caturra, Bourbon
Process - Washed
Altitude - 1,500-2,000 MASL
Cup Score - 84.75
Tastes - Stewed Pear, Cherry with a balanced sweetness

The brew

18g of coffee
250g of water
3 minute 30 second total brew time 
30 second bloom with slight agitation 

Now I know I'm slightly biased towards Moon Roast - but this is up in my top 5 coffees of 2020 so far.
It's juicy and sweet, with hints of stone fruit acidity.  
They've pretty much got it bang on with the taste notes - the sweetness from the pear comes through, the tart acidity from the cherry with a delicious balanced sweetness. It makes an absolutely incredible coffee.

If you would like to grab yourself 10% off this delicious coffee AND be entered in a giveaway to win one of two incredible denim coffee bags made by The New Denim Project use the code "WOMEN" at checkout
(every 225g purchased equals one entry into the giveaway - ends on the 9th March - winner announced over on the Moon Roast Instagram) 

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