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    Guatemala Antonio Colom [Light roast]

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    Floral aroma, refreshing and sweet taste of orange gummy candies, and a soft, milk tea-like aftertaste.

    Guatemala Antonio Colom (Light Roast)

    Country Guatemala
    Process Fully Washed
    Region Finca Corral Viejo, Palencia, Guatemala
    Variety
    Maracaturra
    Altitude
    1500m
    Flavor note Floral, Orange gummy candies, Milk tea
    Barista's comment Floral aroma, refreshing and sweet taste of orange gummy candies, and a soft, milk tea-like aftertaste.

     * 500g / 1kg packaging will be in our wholesale bags.

    About

    We purchased this lot from SYU・HA・RI's Tsujimoto-san. I was so curious about this Maracaturra*, and Tsujimoto-san is "the" guy to go to if you want Guatemala. He is such an inspiration to me and every time I meet him he is always so many steps ahead of me. He always has so many stories to share, beyond a simple "origin information", but a story full of all kinds of info about the region, producers, exporters and importers, and even some gossip here and there. You can tell his love for coffee just by listening to him talk. One of my personal goals is to roast and brew one great coffee that impress Tsujimoto-san, who has tasted various great coffees around the world. *Maracaturra is a hybrid of Maragogype and Caturra. 

    How we roast this coffee

    The temperature progression for this beans' roast is on the slower end, with a higher than standard starting temperature due to the high water contents. On the other hand it's important to keep the flame low and roast quickly as this is a low density beans and they roast very quickly after the crack. 9:53 up to 197c.

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    Our Roasting Schedule

    We roast all of our coffee in Kyoto, at our Nishijin Roastery, up to twice a week on Monday and Sunday.

    We then pack and ship the freshly roasted beans out on weekdays (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 3pm on Saturday will likely to be fulfilled on the next week’s roasting day. If the order contains 500g~ coffee, please kindly note that the coffee will be roasted and fulfilled on the next week's roasting round, and it may take longer to fulfil the order. 

    Green Beans

    We understand the quality of the raw material determines most of the quality of the end product. That is why the selection of green beans, and knowing the source and traceability is so important to us.

    We work with only reputable green bean importors - Wataru & Co., Ltd., TYPICA Holdings, Inc., along with directly sourcing from mirco lots from around the world. We make sure to understand as much as possible the farmers, their approach to harvest, processing, and logistics to reach Japan.

    Our Roast

    At Kurasu we roast with convection drum roaster, Loring S35 Kestrel, and semi-hot blast type roaster, Giesen W6A.

    The roaster helps us roast a coffee with a soft, complex flavour and texture.

    Coffee beans are naturally fragrant and have fresh and juicy acidity and sweetness of fruits. We make sure not to develop the roast too long and conscious to find the perfect balance to maximize the potential of each coffee.

    Quality Control

    We roast 1-2 times a week - at each session, right after roasting and on the day before the roasting, we check the quality of our roasted coffee.

    We pay close attention to the batches we adjusted the roasting profile for and any batches that show readings with any difference to usual.

    Roasting is an ever evolving process for us. There's always some small adjustments that can be made and we strive for ship out the best roasted coffee we can possibly produce.