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Guatemala l San Cristóbal Verapaz (SOLD OUT)

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Farm: Finca Santa Isabel

Region: Coban

Town: San Cristóbal Verapaz

Producer: Luis Valdes

Varietal: Caturra & Catuai

Processing: Washed

Altitude: 1,400 to 1,600 m.a.s.l.

Prizes: #8 in 2011 Guatemala COE

           #3 in 2012 Guatemala COE

           National Winner, Guatemala - 2014

 

Dry Aroma: Floral

Wet Aroma: White Grapes

We taste: White Grapes, Peach and Toffee

 

Guatemala is a hit for 2020. Cup filled with prominent white grapes, sweet peach and rich sweet tomatoes when it's completely cooled. Blind cupping easily associates the taste of this cup to Panama coffee.

 

This year, we cupped coffee from Coban, Antigua, New Oriente, Volcanic San Marcos and Acetenango Valley. Coban did a remarkable job in coffee processing that outperforms the rest. The sweet notes of peach just linger in our mouth followed by white grapes. If you come across roasted Guatemalan coffee from Coban Santa Isabel, do pay attention to odd flavors like vinegar/ thickened soy sauce/ wet moisture. If the coffee is roasted correctly, this Guatemala coffee should taste of dry floral, white grapes and peaches. In an attempt to bring out prominent flavors, many suppliers have roasted this coffee too lightly. Thereafter they overlooked to remove the moisture content from the coffee beans. Should you come across an origin "Santa Isabel", know that it is the name of the farm. There could be a few Santa Isabel from another region such as Santa Rosa, Antigua or New Oriente. 

 

A mind-blowing espresso blend is Sweet Monkey. We are blending Guatemala with Brazil. This is the second most popular blend you can find in the coffee market beside Brazil and Colombia. 

 

Located near the town of San Cristóbal Verapaz, in the cool, rainy reaches of Cobán, Guatemala, Finca San Isabel is situated on 300 acres of high, but relatively level, fertile land. Finca San Isabel was first acquired by Luis Valdes II’s great-grandfather in 1875, when the land was granted to the Valdés family by Guatemala's President; however, the farm was passed out of the hands of the family when it was inherited by a nephew who sold it to a third party. It took time for the farm to return to the Valdés family, who took charge again in 1960 when Luis Valdes I purchased it, bringing it back into the family. He started the coffee plantation officially in 1965

 

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