Quelvin Jiménez

SIZE

SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE

Country: Guatemala

Farmer: Quelvin Jiménez

Region: Nueva Santa Rosa

Varietal:  Yellow Catuai

Elevation:  1800 m

Tasting Notes: baked apple, honey, gulab jamun

 

We are thrilled to finally add Quelvin's coffee to our menu after a few calamitous years of trial and error. Quelvin is a movement lawyer and represents both the Xinka Parliament in Mataquescuintla and also individual members of the resistance group who have faced repeated criminalization for their ongoing peaceful resistance to the Canadian owned mine at San Rafael las Flores. The Jiménez family farms are south of Mataquescuintla, closer to the mine and in a distinct microclimate on the side of a volcano. They grow primarily bourbon instead of the Mataq-popular Pache San Ramon, so despite fairly close  proximity to the rest of the Mataquescuintla producers, their coffees are very distinctly different. Very complex acidity and clean, sweet cups. This is a lovely, if subtle, coffee.