Hello everyone, part of our busy summer saga, ONYX Coffee invited Big Medicine to join the Cup of Excellence Auction for 2022, we bid on three and our bid group won our first choice, #15 overall Guatemala Gesha from Bella Vista Huehuetenango. Our forthcoming Bella Vista scored 88.07 on the Specialty Coffee scoring system that maxes at 90.0.
History of the farm: Arcenio Castillo since he was 10 years old started to help to his father, Felino Castillo to grow and process coffee. When he was 18 years old his father gave a small plot of coffee which he cultivated for several years.
His dream was to expand his small plot and this is why he emigrated to the USA. Years later all that efforts have Good results and his dream became true.
That dream is called Bella Vista Farm and spans a variety of coffee processing methods such as washed, natural, and anaerobic coffees.
Together with his wife, Rosa Lopez and their 3 children work very hard in the farm and all that effort that they make every day has produced very good results.
ALTITUDE: 5500 FEET
About the GESHA profile: this will be a LIGHT roast, so likely some bright acidity, jasmine, floral, spicy... we'll know more once we build our final roasting profile and cup this one...
Thanks to everyone for helping us build Big Medicine Coffee toward our first Cup of Excellence auction bid and win... very rare for us to source a COE coffee, we're humbled by getting a winning microlot, but on its way, hopefully here by Thanksgiving...