• Guatemala | Wicho Valdez | Caturra | Washed | (W/S) | USA | $8.25/250g

Guatemala | Wicho Valdez | Caturra | Washed | (W/S) | USA | $8.25/250g

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Farm: Finca Santa Isabel

Region: San Cristobal, Coban

Elevation: 1500-1700 masl

Varietal: Caturra

Process: Washed

Notes: Zesty lemon, raspberry, tangy apricot, & green apple

About: Santa Isabel is located in the county of San Cristóbal Verapaz. This is the rainforest region of Guatemala in the department of Cobán. Finca Santa Isabel is currently directed by Luis (Wicho) Valdes. Maturation and drying of coffee are real challenges for Wicho. There are at least six different flowerings throughout the year and an extended harvest that goes from December to May. Wicho’s entire wet mill was recently renovated and this specific lot was sorted by density (weight) of cherry using Pinhalense machinery with minimal water. This specific lot was mostly mechanically dried and more quality separations were done (removal of floaters) to influence a higher cup quality.