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Guatemala Antigua Finca Pavon

Caramel and brown sugar sweetness, raisin, dark cocoa undercurrent and brisk black tea acidity. Full City shows characteristics of dark chocolate truffles sprinkled with baking cocoa powder. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

$252.50
In stock
86
  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types, Bourbon Types, Typica Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Antigua
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date July 2018 Arrival
Lot size 22
Bag size 46 KG
Packaging GrainPro Liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade SHB EP
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+
Type Farm Gate
Recommended for Espresso Yes

Finca Pavon is located in the flatlands Antigua, an area we've been actively buying coffee from for several years now. The farm gets its name from the original owner, Manuel Francisco Pavon. Pavon was a member of the agriculture department, and as such had access to endless farming information. He planted Finca Pavon in Bourbon back in the mid 1800's, which is basically, still the dominant varietal today. When current owner Marina Duran inherited the farm, it was in dire straights, unkempt, nowhere near being lucrative as a coffee farm. She cleaned it up quite a bit, and because of the inherent trouble with compact soil and root ventilation in the area (also causing flooding because of these factors), continuing the sole planting of Bourboncito (Bourbon 1800) made for a good option to thrive in this environment, not compromising "Bourbon" cup quality. Finca Pavon is 5 hectares in total, and we were able to build this 22 bag lot from what we thought were the best lot separations from the farm.

Finca Pavon's has a deep caramel cookie-like sweetness in the ground coffee, along with hints of roasted barley malt and dark cocoa. The wet crust is bittersweet at City+ and Full City and the break gives off a scent of cinnamon and sugar toast. The cup has straight-forward caramel and brown sugar flavor when hot that provides a nice focused base for raisin-like top notes and undercurrent of dark cocoa to stand out against. This isn't a 'bright' coffee, but has a brisk aspect like black tea. There's nothing overpowering in the cup. Bittersweetness is balanced and with mild-but-present top notes that add subtle complexity without taking it outside the realm of a "daily drinker" type coffee. My Full City roast was delicious and produced flavor characteristics of dark chocolate truffles sprinkled with baking cocoa powder. Great at City+ to Full City+, with deep roasts producing intense, chocolatey espresso shots too.