This washed lot comes from producers situated in the Gualme area of Corquin, Copan. Gualme is a relatively high altitude area with temperature swings and high humidity. This means the coffee pronounced in this area had good acidity and complexity, but makes it a challenging environment to dry coffee. Producers in this area deliver their coffee to a centralised drying facility that Falcon implemented this year, in collaboration with the Aruco cooperative. By accessing this drying facility, we are able to reproduce stable conditions which are much more suited to drying coffee, and so give the best chance for these coffees to shine.
Gualme is a balanced cup with loads of milk chocolate and a red berry acidity. It is perfect for blends or as a replacement for Brazil, if you have any space in your inventory whilst waiting for the new crop to land later in the year.