Guatemala Finca El Libano Washed Caturra 2014


Bean name Guatemala Finca El Libano Washed Caturra 2014
Country Guatemala
Region Acatenango
Other info Varietal: Caturra


El Libano coffee farm is located in a traditional Guatemalan coffee region La Pampa, Acatenango, Chimaltenango; its owner is Herbert Estuardo Perez Liquidano, third generation coffee producer on this farm. The farm is 21 hectares in size with 17.5 of them set aside for coffee production.

Herbert has owned the farm since 1992. Originally this farm was called Finca La Pampa, and was purchased by Mr Prudencio Perez Rosales in 1915. When his daughters inherited the farm, they divided it equally in three equal farms, of which Finca El Libano became on of them and is where this coffee comes from.

The farm sits at 1,350 m.a.s.l. and has a mixture of Typica, Catuaí, Caturra, although this lot is Typica and Caturra. It's our first time working with this coffee and the first time of working with the importer, and we have high hopes for the future as this coffee is amazing.

In the cup expect a super sweet honeycomb and white sugar sweetness, paired with a Granny Smith green apple acidity that finishes with a dark chocolate aftertaste.

Farm Name: El Libano
Farmer: Herbert Estuardo Pérez Liquidano
Region: Acatenango
Nearest town: Chimaltenango
Type: SHB
Altitude: 1,350 m.a.s.l.
Process: Washed
Drying: Sun dried
Farm Size: 21 Hectors
Coffee growing area: 17.5 Hectors
Variety: Typica, Catuaí, Caturra

Roasting Information
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark. Anywhere after first crack and around 20 or so seconds into second.

"Quick Look" Guide
White Sugar, honeycomb, Granny Smith, green apple, dark chocolate.

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 8/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 90

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