Guatemala, Aguacatones Natural
TASTES LIKE Bubblegum, Watermelon, HoneyPROFILE Fruity & Funky
The Los Aguacatones farm started as an avocado planting project in 2009. With over 30 years of agronomic experience, the Morales family sought to obtain the best genetics in avocado trees. At the same time the planting started, another experiment began with the planting of coffee trees. This is Seven Seeds first purchase of naturally processed coffee from the Morales family. The lot is representative of 2 weeks of picking with meticulous attention paid particularly to the drying phase of the processing. On the farm, parchment is easier for Fredy to manage as he normally works with 2 people. They are accustomed to the way the coffee looks when drying, picking defects etc. Conversely, 8-10 people are required to produce their natural process as there is a lot more work involved and it is a lot harder to sort the cherries and pick out defects. Freddy’s Dad used to plant Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchi mixed. These days they have Pacamara, Geisha, Bourbon, Villa Sarchi in separated lots.
ORIGIN Michicoy, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
HARVEST Jan '19
ROASTING IS SUBJECTIVE, BUT TRANSPARENCY IS CLEAR
We believe in the future of coffee so we’re publishing the price we pay for coffee, so farmers don’t need to turn to other crops. We’ve listed the FOB (Freight on Board) price we paid to the exporter & within that, the Farmgate price, what the producer directly earned for their coffee as parchment. On top of FOB, this coffee was shipped to Melbourne, quality assessments completed, roasted (resulting in a 15% weight loss), & retailed, adding significant costs. You can read more about the way we source coffee via our website.
Compare the different trading models to see what Fredy Morales would have received if they hadn’t sold to Seven Seeds. We've listed the $AU /kg conversion from $US/lb.
|TRADING TERM||DRIECT TRADE (FARMGATE & FOB)|