Round-the-Clock Espresso

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Impressions: chocolate, nutty, caramel, bold.
Roast degree: 5/5

Country: Guatemala
Region: Casillas, Santa Rosa
Farm: El Durazno
Farmers: Luis & Wendy Roldan
Variety: Red Caturra
Process: Washed
Partner importer: Semilla

The Round-the-clock is a single origin coffee and our darkest coffee. This is the perfect coffee if you would like to have a greater impact with the coffees you buy without sacrificing this dark and bold taste that is harder to find amongst specialty coffee roasters.
Dark roasts are often frowned upon in our industry, but we are trying to change that.
We don't buy cheaper coffee for our darker roasts, and we treat them with the same care and skills that made us win the Micro Roaster of the Year award by Roast magazine.

This coffee is a classic that everyone can enjoy: perfect for milky drinks, and the black brews will for sure wake you up! It's perfect for automatic machines, with or without integrated grinders, or even pre-ground.
We made this coffee so you can easily enjoy a great cup at home with any set up.

Our darkest coffee is the perfect classic espresso for home. Chocolaty, nutty and full of caramel notes, it has a bold taste many don't associate with specialty coffee.
It's perfect for milk drink and it'll for sure wake you up as a black coffee!

Even though it's designed with espresso in mind, you can enjoy it as a stove top espresso, French press, and more! 

Method Dose Ratio Time
Espresso 18 g 2:1 25-28 sec
Espresso with milk 18g 1.9:1 28-32 sec
Americano 18 g 2.1:1 26-30 sec


23 g 14.5:1 2:45:00-3:15 min

 Chemex & Batch Brew

40-60 g 14.5:1 4:30-5:00 min

 French Press

18-25 g 14:1 3:30 min steep time

Farmer: Luis & Wendy
Exporter: Industrias Noviembre
Importer: Semilla

Two harvests ago was the first time Luis sold his coffee internationally and we bought 100% of his export volume (14bags of 69 kg of one variety, this yellow catuai).
After this first purchase, both because the coffee is very good and serves a purpose beyond the cup, we had committed to buying all his available coffee for export before the harvest even began.
Last harvest, we bought his entire production again: 21 bags of 2 varietals (9 of this yellow catuai and 12 of a red caturra).

Our commitment to Luis, Semilla and the Cafe Colis Resistencia group will remain, and we are happy to bring all of Luis' production once again: 14 bags of this delicious yellow catuai, but also 30 bags of red catuai that he blended with all of his wife Wendy's production.

By guaranteeing farmers a good price and a high volume, we are changing how people usually buy coffee, resulting in more stability and tastier coffees. 

Price we paid Semilla for the landed coffee in our Montreal warehouse: 13.95CAD/kg.

FOB price: 10.43CAD/kg

Farmgate price: 1850 Quetzal/quintal (up from 1750 last harvest). 1 quintal being around 100kg of parchment (parchment means the green bean is still not exposed)
National price: 1100 Quetzal (down from an average of 1250 last year)

Even when local prices dip, Semilla is commited to buying coffee outside of this system, while alos not basing price on cup score: Semilla pays farmer based on their cost of production.
Producers who have invested time and money into post-harvest processing are rewarded with an elevated price to reflect that investment.
These are the smallholders we need to support, and we’re honoured to be able to do so.

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