Hazelnut Cookie ~ H1 Hybrid from El Llano in Acatenango, Guatemala (2023)
Producers: Raul Pérez w/ family (Henio, Mercedes, and José Pérez)
Farm: El Llano
Place: Acatenango, Guatemala
Variety: H1 Hybrid (Centroamericano)
Harvest: Mar 2023
Tasting notes: jam thumbprint cookie / hazelnut frangipane
Exported by the Pérez family
Sweet and clean like hazelnut frangipane and soft jam cookies, this unique variety is grown by the Pérez family on their farm El Llano in Acatenango, Guatemala.
This is an F1 hybrid called H1 (also known as Centroamericano) that was developed by crossing a selection of Sarchimor with the Ethiopian landrace variety Rume Sudan
the Perez family
Henio and his wife Mercedes, along with their two sons, Raul and José have been growing incredible coffees for 5 generations on their farm Finca La Soledad. Laura and Nate were introduced to the Perez family and their coffees from La Soledad separately (before knowing each other actually!) and were able to visit together before starting Luna. El Llano is located only 10km away from La Soledad and was purchased from Henio’s brother around 2014. El Llano is Raul’s project and provides him the opportunity to explore his interest in regenerative agriculture, soil health, and biodiversity intiatives as well as investigating the potential for a wider range of varieites.
We brew all our coffees with municipal water that flows from our taps in Metro Vancouver. This municipal source is very soft, low ppm water (less than 30 TDS)
There are many alternative water recipes out there that will produce tasty cups if your water from the tap isn’t giving you good results. A good place to start is 1/2 strength Third Wave Water of around 60-70ppm (0.16g.-0.2g./L of TWW powder).