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Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Augusto Castillo – Colomba

a comfort coffee to get you going as the colder weather sets in

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We taste

brownie batter, red grape, toffee

...in this coffee.

The return of Augusto’s lots from his two farms, Colomba and Miracerros, are always a highlight for us here at Sweet Bloom. Both Colomba and Miracerros are dramatically beautiful farms with mangy green peaks towering over the hills of coffee. The busy towns of Chiapas, Mexico can be seen thousands of feet below in the valleys to the northwest.

It is fitting that the beauty of these two farms is matched by the beautiful coffee Augusto continues to grow with his family. This year’s selection from Colomba is intense and candy sweet both in the aromatics and cup. A lovely brownie like mid-tone resounds from hot to cold and is joined by a red grape acidity and toffee like finish. If you are looking for a comfort coffee to get you going as the colder weather sets in, Colomba should be your go to.

Region
Region
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Flavors
Flavors
brownie batter, red grape, toffee
Process
Process
washed
Aromatics
Aromatics
dark chocolate, candy sweet
Acidity
Acidity
malic
Sweetness
Sweetness
toffee
Producer
Producer
Augusto Castillo
Altitude
Altitude
1889 m
Varieties
Varieties
bourbon, typica

Recommended Preparation

Kalita
In: 17.5g
H2O: 305g
Ratio: 1:17.5
TDS: 1.35%
Espresso
In: 17.5g
Out: 35-37g
Time: 26-28sec

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Meet Augusto

A legacy of stewardship

The Castillo family has been producing coffee in Huehuetenango, Guatemala for over 100 years. In the last three years, Augusto and his father have taken over the stewardship of that century-long legacy. Their farms, Colomba and Miracerros, are located on steep hillsides at over 5,000 feet of elevation. This altitude, along with Augusto’s skill and care in growing and processing, are creating some of the finest Guatemalan coffees Sweet Bloom has ever been privileged to share.

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$4.50/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.17/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$5.74/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$10.41/lb.

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