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Guatemala Acatenango Finca El Carmen

Wonderful sweetness and an overall refined flavor profile. There's a clean cane sugar note at City+ that is accented by flavors raisin and caramel. At Full City, the cup is juicy with fruits like apple and Asian pear. This coffee finishes clean with a lingering sweetness that is so nice. El Carmen is complete in sweetness, acidity, body, and mouthfeel - just the type I'd love to drink on a daily basis. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Typica Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date May 20 2013
Lot size 46bags/boxes
Bag size 46.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Typica
Grade SHB EP
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+ work well for El Carmen
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Finca El Carmen is located in Aldea Los Planes, Acatenango which is part of the larger Chimaltenango Province. Juan Jose Mejia owns and operates the farm where he grows a healthy amount of Typica along with Tekisik Bourbon and Mondo Novo. This is an interesting mix of varietals for a country so heavily planted with classic Bourbon and its offshoot, Caturra. Finca El Carmen is tucked high above town on the Eastern slopes of the Acatenango Volcano perched at altitudes rising to nearly 1,900 masl. Juan Jose processes his cherry on the farm in traditional Guatemalan estate style - disc depulping, fermentation in tiled concrete tanks, washing in elongated channels and sun drying done on his patios.
The dry fragrance of this coffee from El Carmen has a delicate scent of red raspberry and a hint of Fuji apple. There's a cane sugar sweetness across the roast spectrum and deeper roasts have traces of baking spices like powder ginger and all-spice. Adding hot water, the wet aromatics turn more toward caramelizing sugars, intensely sweet in the lighter roasts and more pungent at Full City level with toasted caramel and dark berry suggestions. Both City+ and Full City roasts have wonderful sweetness and an overall refined flavor profile. There's a clean cane sugar note at City+ that is accented by flavors raisin and caramel. At Full City, the cup is juicy with fruits like apple and Asian pear. This coffee finishes clean with a lingering sweetness that is so nice. El Carmen is complete in sweetness, acidity, body, and mouthfeel - just the type I'd love to drink on a daily basis.