Much to the amusement of Nicola and John here at the roastery I got a little exited today. Another day another delivery, but for me this one was special. Many years ago on a cupping table far far away I found this gem of a Guatemalan one that to be honest ruined my enjoyment of every other Guatemalan for a few seasons. We stocked it I’m proud to say before the world noticed it (thanks to Mercanta our importers). Its a very special coffee that has a big reputation in the coffee world as a great farm. Grown in the huehuetenango district its called, El Injerto. Most of this coffee gets hoovered up by Duane Sorenson at Stumptown coffee, he’s a big fan too, with bigger pockets than me. It is a favourite of many of the USA roasters and I’ve not seen it on these shores for a couple of years.
We tried to win some in the Guatamala cup of excellence and were a lot of the reason why this coffee finished the second most expensive coffee in that auction ($15.15 a lb green FOB) even though it finished sixth this year, but our budget ran out (again Stumptown beat us to it).
So today we received El Injerto thanks to some hard work by our importers and I hope to add it to the range in the next week or so once I’ve had chance to play with the roast profile. But I’m very excited. They say I need a hobby, I say I’ve got one.