San Augustin Loxicha,
altitude: 1500 to 1800 masl
fermentation: dry 18 to 24hrs
process: washed & dried on petate mats
Pluma Hidalgo variety, is an offshoot of Typica, grown at elevations as high as 2200 masl, Pluma coffees bring with them a wide range of flavors: distinct dried fruit notes like raisin and prune, saturated sweetness like brown sugar, richness like drinking chocolate, complex malic acidity like green apples, and even florals like amber honey and peach blossom.
Over the last few decades, PlumaÕs coffee production has evolved dramatically, shifting from the hands of large estates into the hands of local smallholder farmers. Nowadays, Pluma is almost exclusively the province of smallholders with farms averaging just 1-2 hectares.
The viable price paid for this coffee has started to build trust in this region and reinvigorate local farmers, who are beginning to understand that their coffee is worth more than theyÕve always been told. They are ready to be able to dictate their own futures and gain Patio & petate mats access to new pathways to finance and reinvest in their own success.