Neighbourhood Coffee - Guatemala
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Miguel Mendoza's Finca El Mirador farm in near San Antonio Huista in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala
Bourbon, Caturra & Catuai
1550 - 1620 masl
Notes of Strawberry, Butterscotch and Vanilla
Finca El Mirador is perched atop a peak in Aldea El Pajal, in the municipality of San Antonio Huista, and from the farm, you can see down into the town and the surrounding countryside (El Mirador means viewing point) that form this part of Huehuetenango.
Miguel Mendoza has been farming this land for the last 42 years, and his attention to detail is evident in this lot. It’s complex, chewy, bursting with flavour, and yet delicious enough to be brewed any way you like. Miguel and his team make 4 separate picking passes through the farm at harvest-time, only picking the ripest cherries, and then driving the cherry collected that day to the processing site in Rancho, a 3 hour round trip. That’s the level of commitment that results in the highest level of quality in your cup. Add in shade trees, careful 32-36 hour fermentation, rinsing with clean spring water, and careful turning on the drying patios, and this is what you get.