*10oz bag* Our first Guatemalan offering of the season comes from the Huehuetenango region, where Edelfo Hidalgo Don Roger purchased and established his own farm after years of working as a school teacher in his village. Finca La Bendicion means “the blessing” in Spanish. The farm is in the the village of El Paraiso, located in the La Libertad municipal. It has deep and fertile soil of calcareous origin under chalum shade trees. The flavors in this coffee are extremely fresh and clean. This is a remarkably early arrival for Huehuetenango, where the extreme altitude and remote proximity to Huehue City can create delays and challenges in exporting coffee. Our partners at Onyx Coffee, run by Guatemala native Edwin Martinez, did an excellent job of overseeing and expediting the arrival of the coffee.
At ReAnimator Coffee, we are driven by the experience of coffee: whether the experience is sourcing coffees at origin – in Ethiopia or Guatemala, or anywhere around the world – or cupping with our broker partners; roasting production coffees or new crop coffee samples; or tasting the latest batch off of our roaster. Everything we do is in pursuit of that experience. Coffee is not simply a utility, but a noble beverage, and we are constantly amazed by the complex interactions it creates in our brains and our society, the connections it forges, and the creativity that it inspires. We are always compelled to learn more. We are driven to understand the challenges of producing this beverage and supporting and sustaining the hard work of the communities and families whose livelihoods depend on the planting, harvesting, and processing of coffee. Just as we are driven to seek this knowledge, we are also driven to pass this knowledge on. It is our purpose as a roaster to provide to our customers not only an outstanding coffee experience, but to impart as much information about our coffees to our customers as they care to know. It is this curiosity and determination that helped get us to where we are today, and it is what continues to make us a better business.