Guatemala El Rincon Medium Roast
A beautiful creamy coffee from Guatemala, with flavours of green apple, baked pear, raisins. This coffee has a round and creamy body with a juicy malic acidity and a long milk chocolate finish.
Guatemala produces many different types of the world's finest and most distinctive coffees. The country has many unique coffee producing regions that have gained a positive and well known reputation in the industry. Coffee is Guatemala's number one export contributing to the country's growing economic status.
El Rincon is a 25 hectare farm situated in the corner of a valley of limestone hills, protected from warm, dry winds and climate fluctuations. The climate is very stable with high relative humidity, which, along with the chalky soils of Huehuetenango define the cup character of this farm. The original owner, Roberto Molina, passed away in 2009 and his widow Yolanda Galindo is now taking care of the farm. The farm is run day-to-day by Renardo Ovalle, who has transformed the production towards quality focused micro-lots. Many of the plants are old Bourbon and Caturra trees from the early years of the farm, but the farm manager is in the process of planting new Bourbon and Caturra plants, along with other exotic varietals.
Coffee is fermented dry in tiled tanks for 18-24 hours, before being washed and graded in channels. After the mucilage has been washed off, the coffee is soaked overnight in clean water. This step is more common in African processing, and is rare in Guatemala, but adds to the coffee's unique cup profile.
Location: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,700 masl
SCA Score: 85.5
Available in 200g and 450g resealable bags.