Guatemala Finca El Porvenir Espresso Coffee

$ 17.00$ 50.00

Dark chocolate, red berries, dark cherries & a smooth silky body.

Owner: Joseph Daniel Mooney
Region: Chimaltenango, Acatenango
Variety: Caturra & Bourbon
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,800 masl


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The farm, formerly known as Finca El Durazno, was founded by Don Jorge Molina Zea in the late 1800s and the farm was over 700- hectares. Finca El Durazno is in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, 57 kilometers from Guatemala City in the Department of Chimaltenango.

The Estate’s unique microclimate has the ideal coffee-growing characteristics including volcanic mineral rich soils, consistent rainfall, and high altitude. The coffee trees are grown under canopy of Pine, native Ingas and Grevillea trees. This family run farm takes immense pride that their coffee production is ecologically and environmentally-friendly. The Estate is blessed with an annual temperature between 12-25 ºC (54-77 ºF), and an annual rainfall between 800 – 1,200 mm, with most of the rainfall occurring in the rainy season (May-August). The relative air humidity fluctuates between 60 – 80% and enables the coffee to attain a unique flavour and aroma that is ideal to grow one of the best quality coffee beans.

Harvest begins in late November and culminates at the end of February during the dry season. The on-site wet mill allows for the full control of the washing method. The beans are then sun-dried by a combination of patios and African screen tables, following the process of four generations of family traditions.

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.