Our Central Americans have arrived! Two fantastic El Salvadors and an incredible Guatemalan.
We have two different lots from our favourite of the farms we sourced from in El Salvador last year, and an award-winning Guatemalan from Atitlan!
- El Salvador Finca Plan de la Batea Orange Bourbón microlot
- El Salvador Finca Plan de la Batea Red Bourbón
- Guatemala Finca Pacaybal
El Salvador Finca Plan de la Batea Orange Bourbón microlot:
This lot comes from a section (tablon) of the farm named Miramar. This 5 hectare section is at the highest part of the farm (1400-1550m asl) and is planted only with the exotic Orange Bourbón variety.
If you’ve ever grown tomatoes at home you will have noticed the subtle differences in flavour between red, orange and yellow fruit. Orange Bourbón is the rarest of the three, and its presence on the farm was part of why the current owner bought Finca Plan de la Batea in 2009.
This is a very special coffee!
El Salvador Finca Plan de la Batea Red Bourbon:
The standard Red Bourbón variety from Finca Plan de la Batea might be less exotic than its orange cousin, but it is no slouch!
Aida Batlle (pronounced “bat-yeh”) is the fifth-generation in a family of El Salvadorean coffee farmers, but she grew up in the United States owing to the civil war in her home country. This dual cultural upbringing means that she can bridge the gap between coffee grower and consumer. As well as having her own (excellent) farms, she works with nearby farmers and selects a few each year to bear her name. In other words, this is fantastic coffee!
This Red Bourbón will be the backbone of our Spring Blend (forthcoming).
Guatemala Finca Pacaybal:
Pacaybal means “at the lookout” in the local K’iche’ language – it is a high farm nestled at 1500-1700m asl amongst the volcanoes above Lake Atitlan. The owner is Freddy Hochstetter and he has 45 hectares planted with coffee – varieties are Bourbón (40%), Caturra (30%) and Catuaí (30%).
Our supplier snagged some of this coffee before the rest was entered in this year’s Guatemalan Cup of Excellence competition where it took 18th place!
This photo comes from Finca Pacaybal’s Facebook page. How cool is it that they have a Facebook page!