Chimaltenango sits in the shadow of Volcán de Fuego, which erupted earlier this Summer. Our friends kept us informed and thankfully, El Piloncito had no workers on the farm at the time. Apart from ash falling onto the farm they all remain safe and sound.
As to what effect it will have on their crop in the 2018/2019 harvest, that remains to be seen. We believe this is also why our specific lot of coffee was delayed this year. Good things come to those who wait and we are excited to be bringing the Rosales family’s coffee into the US for a 2nd year in a row.
Both Alvin and Deaton have visited the small farm and spent some time walking the property hearing about Gustavo’s plans for the future. He plans to expand his Gesha variety considerably and is excited about the potential of the plants’ quality and prices.
We hope you enjoy El Piloncito this year as much as we are in the roastery.