Phono - Guatemala Isnul
cocoa nib, baked apple, cream
Process: Fully washed
With a history dating back to 1940, Finca Isnul has been in the Perez family through five generations of coffee growers. Danny Perez, who is the current manager says that his Grandfather took operating control in 1969 and grown the estate from its initial size to 140 hectares of planted coffee. In 2015 Danny’s Grandfather passed away and left the farm to his mother Leticia and her sister Lorena. Danny and his family have been managing the farm and representation of the coffees ever since.
We first started working with Danny and his wife Madeline last year, and they’re neighbors with Aurellio Villatoro and Fredy Morales. They started a small mill on the edge of Huehue to process their own parchment and control the packaging of their coffees. They’ve been helping us with the milling of all our Guatemalan coffees, as well as letting us use their cupping lab for all of our purchasing. Along with Isnul, Danny and his family also manage San Antonio Chaguite and El Moreno of which we’ve purchased in the past.
The Catuai from Isnul was the standout from our purchases last harvest, and it did not disappoint this year! We’re excited to offer this coffee in our Phono line for it’s intense sweetness and ease of use, as well as it’s subtle acidity and complexity. We hope you enjoy this lot from Isnul as much as we do, and look forward to building our relationship with the Perez family even more!