El Llano H1 Variety

Raul Perez is a fifth generation coffee producer in Acatenango, Guatemala. His farm, El Llano is a place for testing new varieties and farming methods, which is where this lot was grown. This is our first season buying coffee from Raul, and we love this coffee. It is soft and gentle at first taste, opening up to a round, creamy sweetness and an acidity that rides the perfect line of being balanced and intense without overpowering the rest of the cup. 

H1, also called Centroamericano, was a part of a research project attempting to find climate change resistant coffee varieties. It is a cross of the hearty Sarchimor and Rume Sudan. It is considered a success due to its rust resistance and almost 30% more productivity than Caturra or Catuai but with all their prized flavor notes.

With climate change posing an ever present risk to specialty coffee production, we love to support farmers growing coffees like this. Continued research is needed to find more diversity of varieties if we hope to drink great coffee for years to come.  

Preparation Suggestions

  • Espresso
  • Capuccino
  • Lungo
  • Café Crème

Aroma

  • Fruity and Floral
  • Chocolate-Like and Nutty
  • Spicy
  • Sweet

  • Cereal-Like
  • Roasted
  • Herbs
  • Bitter

Features

Preparation Mode:
  • Fully Automatic Machines Coffee
  • Espresso Machines Coffee
  • French Press Coffee
  • Cold Brew
  • Pour Over
  • Chemex
Certification:
100% Direct Trade Coffee
Country of Manufacture:
United States
Countries of Origin:
Guatemala
Flavor:
cara cara orange, dried pineapple, milk caramel
Composition:
Single Origin
Coffee Grind:
Whole Bean/Ground Coffee
Caffeine:
Caffeinated Coffee
Roast Level:
Medium
Intensity:
Intensive
Acidity:
Medium
Aroma

Features

Fruity and Floral:
4
Chocolate-Like and Nutty:
1
Spicy:
1
Sweet:
4
Cereal-Like:
1
Roasted:
2
Herbs:
1
Bitter:
1
Preparation Suggestions

Features

Café Crème:
4
Capuccino:
3
Espresso:
4
Lungo:
3

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Raul Perez is a fifth generation coffee producer in Acatenango, Guatemala. His farm, El Llano is a place for testing new varieties and farming methods, which is where this lot was grown. 

  • Roast Level
  • Strength
  • Acidity
  • Preparation Suggestion
    Fully Automatic MachineCoffee can be used with fully automatic machines
    Fully Automatic
    Espresso MachineCoffee can be used with espresso machines
    Espresso
    French PressCoffee can be used with the french press
    French Press
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