Mateo Gomez’s coffee immediately calls to mind red fruit—the vibrancy of currants in particular. As the cup continues to develop, a smooth hazelnut flavor comes to the forefront, before ending in a hot cocoa finish. This coffee is a great example of a refined representation of what are often seen as common coffee flavors. It is the perfect coffee to bring a little comfort to these colder days.
|Flavor Notes:||Currant / Hazelnut / Hot Cocoa|
|Producer:||Mateo Gaspar Gomez|
|Region:||Canalaj, Concepcion Huista, Huehuetenango|
|Variety:||Caturra & Bourbon|
Mateo Gomez is a member of the CODECH cooperative, based in Concepción Huista, a small town in northern Huehuetenango. Spyhouse has purchased from this group since the beginning of our roasting program. Last year, our Director of Coffee, Tony Querio, visited the group to judge their micro-lot competition. He found that coffees from the village of Canalaj carried all the hallmarks of Huehuetenango’s coffees with rich chocolate and red fruit, but added a little more delicacy. For the past two years, we have worked with Juan Domingo, our favorite from that trip. This year we chose to expand our impact in Canalaj and added this lot from one of Juan’s neighbors. We see many similarities between the two, however, the Bourbon variety that Mateo has planted brings a little more richness to the berry and chocolate flavors that are the hallmarks of this region.
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