Guatemala Finca El Plan Espresso Coffee

$ 19.00$ 50.00

Apple, fig, chocolate with a smooth, creamy body.

Producer: Jorge Velazquez
Region: Ixconlaj, Huehuetenango
Variety: Caturra
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,950 masl


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Finca El Plan is a 3.17-hectare farm owned by Jorge Velazquez Mendez, where he grows Caturra variety coffee under a cover of shade. The coffee is picked ripe and depulped the same day, then fermented with water for 36–48 hours. It’s then washed about three times to remove all the mucilage, and dried on nylon for 3 days in temperatures of 22–27°C (72–81°F).

Guatemalan coffee is revered as one of the most flavourful and nuanced cups in the world and with so many growing regions the coffees vary throughout the country both in their cup quality & potential. Most of the coffee in Guatemala these days is grown with the right altitude, soil and climate conditions and most are grown with good quality production and processing systems, resulting in some very good to truly exceptional coffees.

Coffee cultivation in Guatemala was introduced by German immigrants in the 19th century, and coffee has since become a major industry with nearly one quarter of the population involved in coffee production. Guatemala’s high-grown beans (above 4500 feet) are among the world’s best coffee, especially those beans grown on southern volcanic slopes. This country produces 3.5 million bags per year. Coveted blends are the Atitlan and the Huehuetenango.

What makes Guatemalan coffees so unique is its high altitudes, diverse microclimates, consistent rainfall patterns, and excellent cultivation and processing, hence producing a variety of distinctive types of Guatemalan arabica coffees.

With eight specialty coffees with unique characteristics. These eight regions are; Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente and Volcanic San Marcos.