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    Guatemala Las Brisas Nano Lot

    rich and bright fruitiness like orange wine: crisp kumquat and a long lasting, creamy mouthfeel

     Guatemala Las Brisas Nano Lot (Light roast)

    Country  Guatemala
    Farm  Las Brisas
    Region  New Oriente, Colis, Jalapa
    Process  Dry-washed
    Variety  Catuai
    Altitude  1750-1850m
    Flavor note  Orange wine, Kumquat, Cacao, Creamy mouthfeel
    Barista's comment  

    Special Guatemala with a rich and bright fruitiness like orange wine. When it cools down, You can find a crisp kumquat and long lasting creamy mouthfeel. It is a rare find- try it out!

      

     About Las Brisas Farm

    Las Brisas is a 4 hectare farm located in New Oriente in Jalapa, southeastern Guatemala. The altitudes range from 1750 to 1850 meters, making it the highest area of ​​Good Coffee Farms variety. "Las Brisas" means "misty" and the clouds over the mountains that are visible from the ground are actually fog. The natural differences in temperature and humidity contribute to their unique, flamboyant and complex flavor which is a signature characteristic of Las Brisas.

      


    How and why we got this coffee

    We first met Carlos-san, the representative of Good Coffee Farms, at SCAJ2019. Good Coffee Farms imports green beans from well-selected farms in Guatemala, including Las Brisas. They  introduce very clean coffee with tender acidity, no matter what the process is- dry- washed, honey process or natural. We loved all of their coffee, but the Catual from Las Brisas were particularly memorable. As it cooled down, the flavor developed to more complex, creamy but refreshing and gorgeous like fresh kumquats. 

    "Dry-washed" may not be a widely known process in the coffee industry. It is a pulping system that uses a bicycle-powered threshing machine, invented by Carlos-san.
    Environmentally friendly and financially friendly, this system does not require any water, fuel or electricity.

    We were deeply impressed by Carlos-san and Good Coffee Farm's approach that always prioritizes farmers' working environment, cleanliness of the process and with a great attention and care for their coffee cherries. Their philosophy for sustainability and the quality, and the coffee they produce itself have so much to offer to the future of the specialty coffee industry. We invited Carlos-san in 2019 to introduce our community so many wonderful farms which haven’t been introduced to the world before.


    How we roast this coffee (Roaster's approach)

    Kurasu's roasting principle is quite simple- we try to find a sweet spot between an acidity that kicks your tongue, and a sweetness that gives the cup a good balance.

    Green beans give out sharpness if you roast them quickly, and by slowly roasting you can get more sweetness out of it. We usually finish roasting at 9 minutes and 40-50 seconds, to get the goodness out of the raw material. If the roasting time is too short it will be too acidic and undrinkable, and if it's too long it will then be sickly sweet. 

    For this Guatemala Las Brisas, we chose to roast in a shorter time but roasted thoroughly. 

    To keep the lightness and gorgeousness of this coffee reminded us of Ethiopia (which we tend to roast quite quickly- duration time: 9 minutes 30 seconds to 40 seconds), we attempted to roast this wonderful coffee as quickly as possible. We also made sure to roast it in a way that the creamy texture and the chocolate-like aftertaste will appear as the coffee cools down. 

    The lightest roast we currently offer is Kenya Kainamui AA, and the finishing temperature is 196 °C, and this Guatemala Las Brisas finishes at 200 °C, both have the same duration time. 

    Our Roasting Schedule
    We roast all of our coffee in Kyoto, at our Fushimi Inari roastery, twice a week on Monday and Friday.
    We then pack and ship the freshly roasted beans out as early as on Wednesday and Monday (please note that our fulfilment operation closes on weekends.). The roasting date on your coffee will be between 14 days prior to your order, and while we try our best to ship as younger roast as possible, we actually recommend you waiting at least 1 week after the roasting date to enjoy the fully developed flavor, so if you receive a very fresh roast please let the coffee rest for about a week and give it a try!
    *Please note that any order made after 12pm on Thursday and Sunday will likely to be fulfilled on the next week’s roasting day.

    Customer Reviews

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    I would order again
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    J.A.
    Always good coffee
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    M.W.
    Nice and complex flavour
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    S.J.
    Nice coffee