Oscar Calmo owns two small parcels of land in the Tuiboch township, located in Todos Los Santos Chuchumatán which is in the heart of the renowned coffee region of Huehuetenango. The region is lush and rural, and is mostly populated by the ingigenous Mam community. Oscar originally studied to be a nurse, and opened a pharmacy in town. After the cherries on his farm are picked, sorted and de-pulped, the coffees are allowed to undergo a 36 fermentation process in the washing tanks before being laid out on nylon covered patios to dry. This level of detail helps with consistency and to build sweetness and complexity in the flavor profile.
From there, our import partners at Shared Source buy the parchment from the farmers before it is dry-milled. This allows farmers to be paid the most they could per kilo of coffee, while allowing individual lots that would normally be bulked by region to be separated out and processed individually. This encourages unique lots, like Oscar’s, to be featured at smaller roasters, like Ruby. We’re excited to be able to offer this coffee from such a special project, and are excited to develop this relationship for years to come.
Oscar Calmo owns two small farms in an area of Huehuetenango mostly populated by the indigenous Mam community, and processes his coffees for 36 hours in the fermentation tanks before washing. We love the big fruit sweetness and supreme balance from this coffee.
Region: Todos Los Santos Chuchumatán, Huehuetenango
Producer: Oscar David Calmo
Elevation: 1550 meters
Varieties: Pache, Caturra
Processing: 36hr fermentation washed, nylon patio dried
Notes: maple, dried pear, dates
12 oz / 340 g. Whole bean.
We roast on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Orders placed by 5:00 p.m. Central Time the day before a roast will ship the following day.
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