A Lars & Margo world exclusive!
Andre Melendez produced five sacks in this particular harvest from his farm near San Pedro in Southwest Guatemala, and guess who bought the lot? Perhaps a gamble but one that has most definitely paid off! An incredibly smooth coffee - chocolate and nut from the start - ripe red fruits and a lingering finish.
Region: Jalapa Department, South West Guatemala
Tasting notes: Chocolate, nut, ripe red fruits, well-balanced and juicy
Cup Score: 85.5
A small privately owned mixed farm in the process of being handed down to the next generation, Andre is passionate about coffee - a passion that shines through in the production of this coffee.
Andre’s father Walter was on the verge of selling the coffee farm to focus on his cattle and milk farming, due to the extremely low price of coffee four years ago, when Andre joined him.
Andre insisted that Walter didn't sell and instead decided to invest in redesigning his processing plant.