GUATEMALA EL CARRIZAL
€11.00 – €38.00
Carlos Duran Matias inherited the farm with his brothers and sisters, but he is the one who manages it. It is one of the oldest farms in this area, and has grown to its current size of 31 hectares. It is characterised by its quality varietals such as typica, bourbon, and caturra as well as fruit trees, and trees used for wood production.
This lot was processed on a wet mill which is also part of the farm fulfilling all the requirements for quality processing and selection. All of the coffees are sundried on patios.
Sweet coffee with hints of sugared almonds, chocolate and salted caramel.
El Carrizal coffee comes from the highlands of Guatemala in the Oriente Region. The region is known for its small coffee producers, who cultivated the coffee since the 1950s. Today, every farm on the mountain has become a coffee-producing unit and what was once one of the poorest and most isolated areas of Guatemala is vibrant and growing. Rainy and cloudy, Oriente is located on a former volcanic range. Its soil is made of metamorphic rock: balanced in minerals and quite different from soils in regions which have seen volcanic activity since coffee was first planted.
El Carrizal is grown in high elevations from 1600-1700 meters up with plenty of natural rainfall per year. The beans were hand-picked, shade-grown and double-sorted to ensure freshness and optimal quality.
Arabica Variety: Caturra, Bourbon
Harvest Period: January – March
Milling Process: Washed, patio dried
Body: Round / Full