Sourcing coffee in Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Before I start on my time in Huehuetenango, I want to explain a little about Guatemala (in my view) and my reasons for taking a trip there. Guatemala is relatively small but diverse country for coffee as well as climate and culture. As with any coffee producing country there are many regions and sub-regions all of which produce excellent coffee. All these areas offer different flavour profiles and cup qualities. This being said my general view of Guatemalan coffee is nutty, sweet, balanced, chocolate. I love to buy Guatemalan coffee as this general flavour profile makes for fantastic espresso and milk based drinks as well as super moreish filter coffee.
We are proud to present our new bags. Same roast style, new look.
Bright, sweet, juicy, clean, fruity, aromatic. All words we use and get excited over when we taste and drink coffee today. I remember my first taste of coffee as a child, an espresso on holiday in Europe, the experience was one of bitterness. Years later it was one espresso which changed everything and was the driving force in setting up Round Hill Roastery. We chose to fully embrace colour some months ago when we designed our new bags, we wanted to reflect this transition from bitterness to sweetness with colour.
Sourcing coffee in Antioquia, Colombia.
In early January this year we invited to fly out to Colombia to visit some of the farms that we have been buying from for the past few years and also to source some new coffees. This was a first for us at Round Hill Roastery. Our trip started in Medellin, a city loved by Colombians for it’s great weather and parties. However for us our trip started at Pergamino. Pergamino is a company founded by Pedro Echavarria. One part of Pergamino is sourcing and milling coffees...