Guatemala Tecuamburro was grown in Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, about 25 miles southeast of Guatemala City.
Farms Agricola Siboney, Finca Tzultaca, Finca Moctezuma, Finca Santa Isabel, Familia Sanches and Dulce Nombre and producers Carlos Mejia, Luis Mejia and Carlos Contreras all contributed to this coffee.
The farms are in an area with volcanic soil that's full of minerals and receives between 1,700 and 2,500mm of rainfall per year. They're also part of a micro-climate that tends to be drier between December and April and where the majority of coffee is shade grown. And because these farmers are seriously focused on conserving their natural environment, many of the farms have designated areas of reforestation.
Many of the farmers who contributed to Tecuamburro farm land that was severely affected by coffee leaf rust and had to replant significant sections. For most of them, producing at present market levels remains a struggle, so teaming up is a way forward.
Finca Santa Isabel
Tecuamburro was milled at Finca Santa Isabel, an environmentally focused fourth-generation farm where the coffee pulp is used to make compost, the water used in washing is irrigated in newly planted coffee fields and short-haired sheep graze the land, as an alternative to weed-killing chemicals.
Cupping notes: Milk chocolate, almond, caramel, sweet. Complex citric acidity, smooth, medium body. (1.23.18)