- February - March
Guatemala Antigua Pastores Mill FSHB 1800 2021
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- 65lb Freshness
- Packed & Sealed
About the Coffee
This microlot is a blend of coffees grown by smallholders whose farms are above 1800 masl. Our team at Beneficio Pastores Mill curated this lot for us to highlight the best that Antigua has to offer.
The ‘Pastores’ mill was originally built as a flour mill in the 1800s. The mill bought wheat from producers, processed and sold it as flour. The same method is used nowadays with coffee.
After more than 200 years of near constant renovation and adaptation, Pastores is adding yet another chapter to its book: a brand new wet mill. The wet mill allows Pastores to be more efficient in separating the best quality cherries after harvest. Additionally, Pastores uses roughly 80% less water in processing. But it doesn't stop there: Pastores is now using its best cherries for natural processed coffees.
Guatemalan producers are constantly looking for better growing conditions: richer soil; advantageous micro-climates; and ideal shade conditions. Farmers are investing in moving to higher grounds to increase their options for growing specialty coffees. Producers are dedicating lands at higher altitudes to planting traditional varietals that produce differentiated cup qualities. Read more in our Guatemala Origin Report.
Pastores Mill, Various Smallholders
Bourbon, Caturra, Arabigo
February - March