Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Presents "Guatemala Santa Clara"
I have never had a bad cup of coffee from Stumptown Roasters. Founded by Duane Sorenson, and based in Portland, there has been a lot of talk lately amongst coffee purists about the fact that Stumptown has gone "corporate." Stumptown continues to deliver the same great beans hence amazing cup of coffee as it has in the past.
This recent limited offering of Guatemala Santa Clara is one of the best Guatemalan coffees I've enjoyed. It reminds me of another of my very favorite Guatemalan coffees which is only offered once a year from another "corporate" coffee company in the Northwest (think Seattle - starts with "S").
Any-whoo, I can't think of a better way to start a Wednesday morning. It is mild and flavorful with chocolate undertones.
And it's one of their "Direct Trade" coffees. Nothing like a friendly handshake to seal the cup.
From Stumptown Coffee Roasters:
Guatemala Santa Clara
"Last year, we briefly offered Santa Clara as a Single Origin Espresso. This year, we’d like to introduce Ricardo ‘El Tigre’ Zelaya (Luis Pedro’s cousin) from Antigua, Guatemala as one of our newest Direct Trade relationships. Ricardo’s Bourbon and Caturra varietals are cultivated under shade trees which allow a strictly controlled amount of sunshine to reach the coffee plants. He processes his hand-picked cherry at his Santa Clara mill. It is washed in a traditional wet mill with crystal clear water, and then patiently sun dried for days on patios."
at 7:22 AM