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  • El Limon, Caturra - Guatemala

    "This is a well balanced and creamy coffee with delicate notes of clementine and orange zest. It works perfectly as both espresso and milk based espresso drinks but even holds up it’s own as a chocolatey and crisp filter coffee. Joanna Alm, Drop Coffee

    The farm San Patricio El Limon is located in the small town Palencia, east of Guatemala City. The Palencia region is not famous for growing a lot of coffee but in the last decade, coffee development has started to increase significantly. The farm El Limon is owned by Guadalupe Alberto Reyes, who used to be the Mayor of Palencia. The motivation to improve the quality at the farm came mainly from the far- mer, Beto, who has managed the farm since 2012. Today the farm is very much a family business; Beto’s wife and son also work on the farm, along with his siblings. Their care and devotion to each step of production has lead to a newly build wet-mill, in this way the coffee can be separated into different lots and harvests but control can also be kept of the overall quality.

    FACTS

    Location: Palencia, Pie Del Cerro, east of Guatemalan City.
    Farm: San Patricio El Limon
    Producer: Guadalupe Alberto Reyes
    Varietal: Red Bourbon
    Elevation: 1600–1800 m.a.s.l
    Processing: Washed and dried for about 10 days
    Harvest: May 2016
    Flavour description: Almond and citrus with milk chocolate notes. Creamy mouthfeel.

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