Guatemala Finca San Francisco Tecuamburro Bourbon 2011-2012


Bean name Guatemala Finca San Francisco Tecuamburro Bourbon 2011-2012
Country Guatemala
Region Fraijanes
Other info Varietal: Bourbon


In January 2007 we went on a buying trip to Guatemala, partly to visit farms that we already buy coffee from and also to find some new people and new farms in order to bring you more great coffee. This was one of the farms we visited, and here is the new season's coffee. We're lucky enough to have this for the fourth year. This was the last farm that we visited in a very busy week. I was exhausted and not as exited as usual about this visit, but the farm managed to enthuse me so much. The location is very isolated; around three quarters of an hour in a pick-up truck from the nearest main road - in this case, I use the term 'main' in the loosest possible way - and it is located in the crater of the dormant volcano Tecuamburro. When you arrive it's like another world and a truly memorable place.

Take a look at our photos at the link here. I was also given a chance to pick some coffee whilst there, which was an experience all of its own. The farmer, Sergio, and his wife were just lovely, lovely people and the most perfect of hosts.

This is the Bourbon varietal of this coffee.

In the cup expect chocolate sweetness, but it's so much more than that. Look for brown sugar, toffee in the mix with this chocolate base. The acidity is clean, and complex, with a lime cordial thing going on, but is very much in the background as what this cup is really about is sweet, sweet, sweet.

Roasting Information:
Medium to medium dark range of roast is possible. I prefer just into second crack to develop the flavours without killing too much of the sweetness and acidity.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, sweet, clean.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 6/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 88

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