THIS IS PERFECT FOR:
Afternoon tea, lazy weekend mornings,
Finca Bella Elizabeth, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Finca Bella Elizabeth is a family affair. It was started by Florencio Modesto Villatoro, a man who appreciated the need for quality over volume. His initial trees were planted two meters apart, a standard still used today by various national coffee associations.
The second generation took over the farm in 1978, but the 1980’s and 90’s brought low prices, difficult harvests, and the beginning of the effects of climate change, all resulting in decreased motivation and a decline in quality.
It was in 2000 that a new vision for the farm was cast by Erwin Modesto Argueta, which involved revitalising parts of the farm, planting new varietals like Caturra, Marogagype and Pache, and focusing once again on quality and taste. Mr Argueta passed away in 2004, but the baton passed to his son, Erwin Argueta Herrara, who renamed the farm after his daughter, Ana Elizabeth, and continued to improve the quality at every stage. This investment paid off, in terms of steadily increasing prices, and placing 6th in the 2016 Cup of Excellence, and making the top 20 in 2017.
This coffee is super sweet and juicy, with heaps of raspberry and peach flavours, and a liveliness from the fully washed processing method. This is balanced by plenty of sweetness, with loads of marzipan, some cherry, chocolate and caramel. We love it as a V60 or Aeropress, but it’ll make a juicy, lively espresso as well, where the raspberry & cherry comes to the fore.
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COFFEE BEAN SPECIFICATION
Typica, Bourbon, Caturra
1,400m - 1,560m
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