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Panorama of the brand new mill at Xalum, overlooking Lake Amatitlán.

Panorama of the brand new mill at Xalum, overlooking Lake Amatitlán.

Xalum Special Reserve

Dark milk chocolate, nutty, brown sugar, vanilla wafer, light citrus finish

Producer Christian Starry
Region Amatitlán, Guatemala
Elevation 1400 - 1500 meters
Process Fully Washed & Patio Dried
Variety Red & Yellow Bourbon, Typica
Harvest November 2017 - April 2018
Storage GrainPro™
Relationship Sixth Year Direct Trade

For the past two years we have been lucky enough to bring in a particular small lot coffee from Christian’s farm - this year we're calling it Xalum Special Reserve.

One of the most interesting parts of Xalum is Christian’s work on mapping cherry sweetness; using a brix meter, he sampled cherries from around the whole farm measuring sugar content. One particular area of the farm stood out as having notably sweeter coffee cherry. This microlot represents a picking solely from this plot, located in the middle of the farm.

If standard Xalum is one of your house favorites, try Xalum Special Reserve for a sweeter
experience.