If you’re the kind of person who orders butterscotch syrup on your ice cream sundae, this coffee is for you! Guatemala Javier Martinez is round, sweet, and deliciously creamy, like a butterscotch hard candy, with notes of chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and a hint of cherry. Clean, crisp acidity in the finish, like the perfect ruby red grapefruit.
Bluebeard Coffee Roasters is a self-described "253rd wave" coffee roaster and cafe in Tacoma, WA, just south of Seattle proper. Their coffees are distinctive for their toasty, nuanced roasting style, which results in light, sweet, and fruity coffees that have a deliciously robust profile, with a backbone of chocolate and caramel. Bluebeard’s coffee appeals to coffee lovers who really want to enjoy the full flavor spectrum of specialty coffee but prefer a balanced, cozy profile. We call it, "the best of both waves"!
Javier Martinez is a fine example of top-notch coffee from Guatemala’s most well known growing region, Huehuetenango, located in the northern highlands along the border with Mexico. Like this cup, the finest from the region are recognized by their lush bodies, their superb sweetness, and their desserty, fruit-fondue flavors. Reserve a bag and unwrap the coffee version of a butterscotch candy for your morning. We guarantee it’ll melt in your mouth (not in your mug).
Javier Martinez lives and produces coffee in Peña Roja in Huehuetenango, and his farm extends up to 1780 masl. He fully dedicates himself to coffee production, meaning that he doesn’t have another job in town. He has two coffee parcels --Flor del Cafe and El Aguacatal, which he manages with his mother, Porfiria Martinez. He primarily farms Caturra and Bourbon varietals.
Javier has come up with a unique system to homogenize fermentation in processing. 24 hours after de-pulping cherries the coffee finishes fermentation over a further 12 hours in fresh cold water before being fully washed. The controlled temperatures and prolonged time in anaerobic conditions contribute to a very clean, bright and creamy coffee.