Arrived August 15, 2022 to Continental Terminals, New Jersey.

Forward has purchased 60 x 69kg bages of Chalabal Estrella Washed Field Blend, Red Bourbon and Red Catuai.

Chalabal Estrella has been producing coffee for 100 years now. Today the coffee is grown in 40% of the farm, all completely shaded, 30% farm forest, 30% natural reserve and it also has multiple water springs in the middle of the natural reserve, which makes it a very special characteristic of the farm. Chalabal Estrella has won the regional competition for 10 times for best coffee from Acatenango.

In the cup profile, you can expect a super pleasant and classic coffee profile. Mixed nuts, with almond, walnut and macadamia in the dry fragrance. The cup itself is more sweet, with a marzipan and dried apricot quality. The texture is round and full, with an almond butter sort of heaviness to it.

Price Forward paid per kilogram: $7.74 USD FOB 
Process: Washed Red Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai
Producer: Dr Amenabar
Total kilos purchased: 2760kg (40 x 69kg Bag) 
Harvest date: March - April 2022
Fermentation: Traditional fully washed, 20-hour mucilage fermentation in open-air ceramic tanks 
Drying time: approximately 10 days on patios and 48 hours in mechanical dryers
Drying temperature: 32°C Max. - 25°C Min.  
Altitude: 1500 - 2050 masl
Region: Acatenango