Guatemala El Limonar 250g Roasted 20/06/2017
Regular price £7.50 GBP
The heart warming appeal of apple pie is what springs to mind after the pleasant floral aroma from this Guatemalan washed coffee.EL Limonar farm is located in the mountains of Huehuetenango. The land was acquired by Rogelio Aguirre Gálvez in 1955 and he named the farm El Injerto. Today the farm is run by the third generation of the Aguirre family. Rogelio Junior was raised on the farm and taught how to take care of it and produce exceptional coffee. Bailies lot is called ‘El Comedor’ and it’s a Bourbon variety from the highest point of the farm. The name El Comedor, meaning the diner, comes from Rogelio’s childhood when his teacher would take him on educational walks through the farm. They would start around 5am and after reaching the top of the farm, they would have breakfast there on the same spot which has the best view and produces the best coffee. This lot won them 7th place in Cup of Excellence (CoE) 2013 and 12th place in national winners this year.
The picked cherries are brought to the wet mill at the bottom of the valley where they are pulped and fermented for 14-16 hours. The coffee is then washed in channels and soaked in clean water for another 24 hours. The coffees are then dried on concrete patios slowly over 8 to 10 days. Before being exported the coffee was milled and processed in Cafcom’s dry mill in Palin, which is currently the official mill for all CoE microlots.
- Region: La Libertad
- Variety: Bourbon
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1350-1850masl