Finca Santa Isabel 250g

£8.10

Finca Santa Isabel is located in the cool, rainy reaches of Cobán, Guatemala, on 300 acres of high, but relatively level, fertile land. It is owned and managed by Luis Valdes, who can trace his family’s ownership of the land back to 1875 when his great-grandfather was granted the land by Guatemala’s president.

After harvesting, the red cherries are taken to the farm’s receiving tanks by truck or - if at walking distance - by foot. They are then mechanically pulped. Coffee is fermented for up to 48 hours and is covered at night to maintain constant temperatures. After fermentation, the coffee is washed and then soaked in clean water for 24 hours to remove any traces of mucilage before being dried.

All coffee at Finca Isabel is dried for at least one day on the patios after which it is stored overnight in wooden boxes before being moved to the greenhouses to dry between 15 and 30 days. Much of the coffee is then finished in guardiolas according to a very strict and controlled drying schedule. Once the parchment coffee reaches a constant 15% humidity, it is rested for at least 21 days in the warehouse before being delivered to the dry mill for milling.

Varietal(s): Caturra & Catuai

Processing: Fully washed & sun-dried

Altitude: 1,400 to 1,600 metres above sea level

Owner: Luis Valdes

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