Guatemala Finca Puerta Verde Antigua 2013


Bean name Guatemala Finca Puerta Verde Antigua 2013
Country Guatemala
Region Antigua Valley
Other info Varietal: Bourbon and Caturra


The Alvarez family has been producing coffee at Finca Puerta Verde since the end of the 19th century. Their 41 hectare farm is located in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatapéquez, in the Panchoy valley. Puerta Verde is now owned and managed by the fourth generation of the family, who are committed to both quality and environmental sustainability.

The farm benefits from a rich volcanic soil and an average altitude of 1,540 metres. The coffee is grown under a protective shade canopy of Gravilea trees, which provide a great habitat for several local bird and insect species.

The cherries are picked by hand, before being pulped and sun dried at a local wet mill. Waste water from the process is recycled to avoid polluting local water courses. The coffee is then rested and milled prior to export.

In the cup this is dominated by a lovely grape like acidity, very zingy with a dark chocolate subtle sweetness that makes this not your typical Guatemalan.

Coffee: Finca Puerta Verde (Antigua)
Farm: Finca Puerta Verde
Varietal(s): Bourbon and Caturra
Processing: Fully washed and sun dried on concrete patios Altitude: 1,540 metres
Owner: Puerta Verde S.A. (Alvarez family)
City: Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez
Region: Antigua Valley
Country: Guatemala

Roasting Information:
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Grape, zingy, dark chocolate, subtle sweetness.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 86

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