Finca El Guatalón
Cocoa and prunes with fruity acidity and syrupy body - medium to dark roast
Finca El Guatalón is a family owned and managed farm established by Guillermo Juarez's grandfather. Each generation has brought new cultivars to the farm including Typica, Mundo Novo, Pache, San Ramon, Caturra, Catuaí and most recently Villa Sarchi, Pacamara and Maragogype. Guillermo Juarez is a retired agronomist who started working on El Guatalón over a decade ago. The farm is separated into five micro-regions by soil type and altitude. The different cultivars flourish in slightly different circumstances and each is planted in the area to which it is best suited. The Mataquescuintla region was affected greatly by Roya in recent years, but Guillermo has managed to stave off any serious ingress of the fungus and his farm is doing well. This year Guillermo has harvested from a relatively new plot called La Buganvilia. The new section of the farm has increased the amount of coffee Guillermo can grow and means he has been able to prune heavily to rejuvenate some of the older areas of the farm.