Guatemala Porfiria Martinez - Scholarship Collaboration
*Limited quantities are available in-store at Assembly. Supplies limited.
Visit this link below to purchase coffee directly from Ruby: https://rubycoffeeroasters.com/products/guatemala-porfiria-martinez
To celebrate Porfiria’s spirit and to help support the local community, Ruby has paired with Assembly Shop in Stevens Point to give 10% of all proceeds of the sales of Porfiria's coffees to their Be All The Things Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to help a non-traditional student pursue higher education to improve their life and the lives of others in our community.
Porfiria Martinez has been managing her farm for many years. Unlike many coffee farms in the area, Porfiria doesn’t belong to an association or a co-operative. Instead, her farm operates independently, with on site processing, and produces their own lots every year. Several years ago, our import partners at Shared Source began buying directly from Porfiria, and helping get her coffees featured for the amazing complexity they have, along with helping secure higher premiums paid out for these coffees compared to the lower pricing that would have been tied to her coffees being bulked into regional lots.
Porfiria’s son Javier has taken over a lot of the farm management, and has a dedication to quality — he shows a lot of pride in the shading techniques used on the farm, and with the ceramic lined fermentation tank and concrete washing channels, which help this coffee develop a clean and balanced flavor profile. The coffees ferment for 48 hours before they’re covered in water, where they sit for another 12 hour soaking period before being fully washed. The results are stunning — clean, bright fruit flavors and a plush mouthfeel.
12 oz / 340 g whole bean