Arrived August 15, 2022 to Continental Terminals, New Jersey.
Forward has purchased 60 x 69kg bages of Entre Volcanes Washed Regional Blend.
Entre Volcanes is a small producer program developed by San Miguel Mill in Antigua, Guatemala. This program includes around 500 small producers to this day. San Miguel provides technical assistance through a team of agronomists, farm visits, and financing to the producers in the program year round, making it a team effort to grow the best cherries that will later be delivered to San Miguel mill for processing.
The Entre Volcanes program focuses on working with producers from San Miguel Dueñas, Alotenango, and Ciudad Vieja, all inside the denomination of origin limits for a Genuine Antigua.
The Entre Volcanes program also supports its producers with seedlings, a medical and dental clinic on San Miguel’s grounds, and other benefits like financing, cheaper fertilizers, among other best practices programs.
In the cup profile, you can expect a consistent cup profile, with wonderful sweet low tones. There's almond and nougat that frame the structural integrity of the cup, with dried fruit flavours such as apricot and raison. The smooth, Liptons type of sweetness and texture makes for a rich coffee that clients will love coming back to.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $8.84 USD FOB
Process: Washed Mixed Varieties
Producer: 500 Small Producers
Total kilos purchased: 4140kg (60 x 69kg Bag)
Harvest date: February - March 2022
Fermentation: Traditional fully washed, 24-hour mucilage fermentation in open-air ceramic tanks
Drying time: approximately 6 days on patios and 1 day in mechanical dryer
Drying temperature: 26°C Max. - 24°C Min.
Altitude: 1500 - 2000 masl
Region: The Regions of San Miguel Dueñas, Alotenango, Ciudad Vieja, within Antigua, Sacatepequez