July’s Trade Coffee comes from Kuma Coffee. Kuma is the Japanese word for “bear” and it just sounds rugged and rough. These beans come from the Antiguan Highlands in Guatemala. Looking back at previous roasters, I haven’t had too many Guatemalan beans. From the website, the beans were picked by small local farmers combining the best beans from each farm.
I had a chance to not only make my latte but also did a cold brew and a pour over with these beans. The cold brew was probably one of the tastiest brews I’ve made that wasn’t a latte. It was bright and fruity with low acidity.