Guatemala El Encanto 250G
Aromas of almonds, apples
Specialty coffee from Guatemala, inexplicable rarity
It is obviously for 3 generations that the family of Don Juventino Miron has owned and grown coffee in the heart of the El Encanto farm. The whole family lives and earns income from the family coffee plantation. Despite a great loss of volume in 2014-2016, the family of Don Juventino Miron did not give up. They decided to get up by replanting 60,000 trees to replace the losses due to rust, a coffee tree disease.
Currently managed by Don Juventino Miron, this farmer's farm is between 1,500 and 1,600 meters above sea level. He mainly produces the catuai variety and applies washing at home. It is located in the Fraijanes sub-region in the heart of the Antigua region. The farm covers an area of 17 hectares.
The beauty of this plantation is shared from father to son on the spot. Don Juventino keeps talking about his experience to children, explaining that there is nothing more beautiful than growing coffee. He didn’t know his farm would have as much potential as it does today.
Don Juventino doesn’t stop there. He is betting on a 17 hectare plantation, but in the wild in order to allow local biodiversity. Indeed, many animal species find their nest there, which also protects the plantation.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Roasting||Very light Light Blonde Amber Brown Italian|
|Coffee plantation||Finca El Encanto|
|Coffee farmer||Don Juventino Mirón|
|Area of the farm||17 ha|