Guatemala El Tecolote (250g)
Delicate, tropical, fruity and floral. Raspberry, bergamot, cocoa nib, chocolate, plumeria in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with juicy, vibrant acidity, silky, buoyant mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated, very long finish.
FARM: EL TECOLOTE
Genuine Antigua “El Tecolote” got its name from the famous owl on the Mayan culture. This bird is also a symbol of Antigua Guatemala. Usually, represented by a clay empty figure that is used for saving coins. The whole area was original planted with Nispero, a local fruit tree which shades the coffee trees.
El Tecolote Estate, is located in San Juan del Obispo, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, at 1,600m. This little farm is right at the slops of the Agua Volcano. The plantation started 4 years ago in an area that has been planted with coffee from the 16th century, when Don Juan de Carmona came to Guatemala with the Spanish conqueror Don Pedro de Alvarado and start cultivating a variety of agricultural products. Later around the 1800’s these lands were planted with coffee. Right at the beginning of the coffee production of Guatemala
This coffee arrived to our Roastery via INTERAMERICAN COFFEE . Since 1983, InterAmerican has been supplying specialty green coffee to roasters across North America.Through their more than 50 sister companies in 26 countries, as well as through old and new relationships that they consistently seek out, nurture and forge, they source and import some of the world’s best coffees. These include certified Organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance coffees, quality and price options from traceable blend components to unique small-lot offerings, and coffees through special projects designed to improve both cup quality and the lives and futures of coffee growers and producers.
PRODUCER:Don Pedro De Alvarado
PROCESS:Washed and sun dried
ARRIVED IN:30kg Bags
VARIETIES:San Ramon - Pache
FLAVOR:Jasmine, Raspberry, Bergamot
BODY:Smooth and Silky
FINISH:Chocolate, cocoa nib
The soil in the Antigua region is rich in nutrients, from minerals deposited by Agua and Acatenango volcanoes in past eruptions. The active Fuego volcano leaves new mineral deposits to this day, keeping the soil fertile. Fertile soil, a large amount of rain, and consistent temperature in the region provides the great coffee the Antigua region is famous for.