Candelaria

Regular price $15.00

GUATEMALA

TASTING: Caramel, toffee, mixed berries

GROWERS: Fincas Joya Grande, Vasquez & la Maravilla

ORIGIN: Huehuetenango

VARIETIES: Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Typica, Pacamara

ELEVATION:  1,500 - 2,000 masl

PROCESS: Fully washed, patio dried

HARVEST: January - February 2018

Net wt. 10oz (285g)

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Heavy body, mild acidity, and deep sweetness make this one a crowd-pleaser. In addition to the excellent quality of the coffee, the three farms that make up this lot are very environmentally-concious. 

Finca Joya Grande was established in 1976 as a very small coffee plantation operation. Access to the farm at that time was very limited and fertilizers and nurseries had to be transported by horses. Given the farm's topography, coffee is the only agricultural product that can be planted but with the advantage of a superb quality production. All coffee pulp resulting from the wet mill process is utilized as organic fertilizer. The farm works under a strict shade-grown policy and also has forest conservation areas that provide shelter to many native fauna and flora species.

Finca Vasquez was established in 1980 when Don Jose Vasquez moved from Colotenango to the coffee lands La Libertad, Huehuetenango. He moved to this region, looking for better opportunities and placed a bet on his beautiful farm. The current owners of the farm are Genaro and Juan Vasquez (son and grandson of Don Jose). Both of them are quality oriented, keeping the same practices and varietals as Don Jose once did.

Finca La Maravilla was acquired in 1997 from an extension of El Injerto II. The property was abandoned, but with dedication the owner and his father converted the land into a beautiful and well-maintained coffee operation. To not cause any environmental impact in the farm, all weed control is done by hand, no herbicides are used. The farm has participated many times in Cup of Excellence, being ranked in the top 10 a couple of times.

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Notes from our importer's team in Guatemala:

“Candelaria is located inside the renowned Huehuetenango region, and we have had a close relationship with the community in this region for several decades. The first project we developed together was a road to Agua Blanca in the 1970s. Since then, community projects have included school infrastructure improvements and annual health exams, in addition to technical assistance to help producers improve their quality, resource management and productivity.
Given the variety of micro climates, fertile soils, weather conditions and good processing practices, the Huehuetenango region contains a vast quantity and variety of high quality (85 points) and superb quality (87+ points) coffee lots.”

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Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 11pm Tuesday, we will roast the next day and ship on Thursday. Orders received after 11pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP.  Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.