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San Florencio – Guatemala

Normale prijs

€8,40

  • espresso
  • filter
  • specialty
Country
Variaties 
GUATEMALA
BOURBON - CATUAI - CATURRA
Region
Altitude
LAS BARRANCAS - OSTUNCALCO - QUETZALTENAGO
1600M
Process
Producer
WASHED - MICROLOT
OLGA HERRARA

 

San Florencio –  Guatemala

Tasting notes

Clementine — Hazelnut — Smooth

San Florencio is located in the village of Las Barrancas, Ostuncalco municipality, Quetzaltenango department. At an altitude of 1600m, the Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai and Pacamara trees produce high-density beans. This coffee is naturally high in sugars and acidity thanks to the slow maturation process. San Florencio is among the earliest high-quality farms that start harvesting in Guatemala. Because of the particular rainfall conditions in the micro-region, the cherries are ready to harvest in November already. Other regions follow in the months after.

The estate has been in the current owner’s family since 1950, when Mr Egidio Herrera acquired it. The previous owners mainly cultivated sugar cane on the land. After Egidio’s death in 1981, his daughter Olga took over management of the farm. Due to a drop in sugar prices, she changed Finca San Florencio’s course to coffee production. Through hard work and dedication, Olga managed to steer San Florencio through difficult times caused by coffee pests and the international coffee crisis. Her focus on quality was rewarded in 2014, when the farm’s coffee ranked 16th in Cup of Excellence. In the meantime, Olga’s daughter Alejandra has taken over management of the farm.

Olga Herrera is well-aware of the socio-ecological role of Finca San Florencio. She puts great focus on conservation of fauna and flora on and around the farm. Part of San Florencio’s surface is a natural forest reserve. The finca also offers job opportunities for the people of Las Barrancas village. Next to that, she offers part of the land so they can grow their own crops and make a living.