🎩 The 'Mata' returns for year #4
Returning for the fourth year straight is a coffee from the Mataquescuintla project! This one's a special one for us, and we couldn't be more excited about sharing it and its story with you!
In 2019, we brought in a coffee from Jorge de Jesus Zuleta Castaneda - you may remember it as the bag with the badass illustration of Jorge gracing the front, or how wonderfully balanced the coffee was - it was often in our cups throughout its tenure at the shop.
In 2020, we had the opportunity to bring in coffee from Jorge Abel Ortiz Gonzales. Coming from a long lineage of farmers stretching back to 1967, Jorge plants the Pache varietal at 1600 meters above sea level, and is involved in supporting reforestation efforts in the region.
Jump forward to 2021, and we were again over the moon about the opportunity to feature Jorge's coffee again. It was wonderful to taste the difference a year can make, as Jorge works to further refine his coffee-growing practices. From this lot, our cup tasted as if it were filled with Cranberry, Almond Rocca, and Toasted Cocoa.
This year's coffee from Jorge 'Abel Ortiz' Gonzales' presents with a refined polish that we feel perfectly reflects the changing of the seasons. Think warm cozy vibes, a book by the fire, a warm slice of apple pie (maybe there's cheese on it if that's your vibe?), Harry's House playing in the background, or whatever floats your boat.
Tastes: Caramel Apple Pie, Toasted Coconut
Feels: Harry Styles gracing the cover of Better Homes & Gardens.
Side: *Brighteous Brews
Producers: Jorge Abel Ortiz Gonzales
Altitude: 1600 masl
Varietals: Pache San Ramon
From Jorge Abel Ortiz Gonzales
" Thank God for the life he gives us and the opportunity to continue working day to day. (Farm name in english “the avocado” Mataquescuintla, Jalapa). In the year 1967, my grandfather Felipe Ortiz Barrillas planted coffee Bourbon, in the year 1987 my father Salomón de Jesús Ortiz planted the coffee called Pache san ramón, which with a lot of dedication and effort I manage to maintain good harvests since in those times there were no mining companies in our region and the products were better quality.
I Jorge Abel Ortiz Gonzales since the year 2,000 approximately I have been planting Pache San Ramón coffee, which I continue working to improve the quality of our products. We also work on reforestation since it is something vital for maintain our
environment, we are at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level. I thank all the people who give us the opportunity to export our product since it is of great importance to give discover our coffee
God bless you. Sincerely,
Jorge Abel Ortiz Gonzales. "