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New coffee GUATEMALA LA ESPERANZA WASHED CUP OF EXCELLENCE 2012

Do you like oranges ? no ? Then this is not the coffee for you. Oh sorry I miss heard you, you love oranges, then your going to love this coffee.

Another of our cup of excellence lots that we have shared this year with other roasters is now available here

A little bit pricey I know, but you are worth it !!

 

“Finca La Esperanza” was founded in 1956 by Mr. Heleodoro de Jesús Villatoro López, in “El Bojonal”, a small village in La Libertad, Huehuetenango. Later he moved to another small village “Hoja Blanca” and since then, his efforts where focused in the quality in his coffee. This effort prevails after the second and third generation in his family.

 

Located in La Libertad, Huehuetenango, North-East of Guatemala, with an altitude of 1650 masl, and an area of 50.61 hectares (38.75 hectares cultivated in coffee), different factors defined the microclimate such as warm and cold winds, heavy rain patterns, humitity, position of the land, temperatures with an average 18-20°C and sandy-clay soils. Cultivated coffee varieties are Bourbon, Caturra and Pacamara.

 

This farm is fortunate to be surrounded by two beautiful mountains and one more that at its center has a virgin natural forest, which allows a pleasant natural environment. Although the topography is steep, the crop management makes it different and unique in its quality.

 

This is a pacamara varietal normally found in places like El Salvador, and is a hybrid varietal of the giant bean maragogype and the el salvadorian pacas mutant varietal. It give an unusually large bean and a unique and interesting taste.

 

In the cup expect a bowl of oranges. Thats it oranges, satsumas, mandarins, clementines, blood oranges, you get the picture. This is one of those occasions where a coffee doesn’t taste like oranges but tastes of oranges

 

Farm: La Esperanza
Farmer: Villatoro Lopez, Eleodoro De Jesús
City: La Libertad
Region: Huehuetenango
Country: Guatemala
Farm Size: 51.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 34.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1650 masl
Variety: Pacamara
Processing System: Washed

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