Late in 2017, Fabiana and her family met Byron for the first time and submitted some early harvest coffees for evaluation. I cupped the coffees in Antigua in February and was instantly impressed, so Byron proceeded to buy their entire harvest, part of which I purchased to bring to Canada. Fabiana’s farm is situated in Las Palomas, a small mountain municipality surrounding the town of San Pedro Necta.
Oscar’s coffee came about in a similar fashion: a sample was provided to Byron and I cupped it and felt it was very impressive. We purchased half of Oscar’s harvest to bring back to Canada. Oscar’s coffee comes from another mountain community called Jolimex, which is also near the town of San Pedro Necta.
Although Oscar and Fabiana are not related, we decided to blend their small lots since their flavour profile is very complimentary and their growing conditions and varieties are very similar.
We have been loving the result of blending these two coffees, yielding a very tropical and juicy cup profile that highlights the best of what this amazing coffee region has to offer.
This green coffee was frozen immediately on arrival in Calgary, to preserve freshness.