Guatemala - El RinconHorsham Coffee Roaster
Tasting notes: Cocoa, Marzipan, Candied Lime
Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.25 brew ratio.
Filter - 15g - 250ml // Espresso - 18g - 40.5ml
This outstanding and really high cup scoring coffee was sourced by our friends at Falcon Specialty. We feel it's an amazing example of the balance and complexity of flavour that can be found in Guatemala coffees. It's amazingly versatile and works very well through any brew method.
El Rincon is a 25 hectare farm situated in the corner of a valley of limestone hills, protected from warm, dry winds and climate fluctuations. The climate is very stable with high relative humidity, which, along with the chalky soils of Huehuetenango define the cup character of this farm. Roberto Molina was the cousin of Jorge Vides the first owner of Finca La Bolsa, and they bought and established the farms around the same time. Roberto passed away in 2009 and his widow Yolanda Galindo is now taking care of the farm. The farm is now run by Renardo Ovalle, who has transformed the production towards quality focussed microlots. Many of the plants are old bourbon and caturra trees from the early years of the farm, but the farm manager is in the process of planting new bourbon and caturra plants, along with other exotic varietals.
Coffee is fermented dry in tiled tanks for 18-24 hours, before being washed and graded in channels. After the mucilage has been washed off, the coffee is soaked overnight in clean water. This step is more common in African processing, and is rare in Guatemala, but adds to the unique cup profile of this farm.
Varietal – Caturra
Preparation – Washed
Location – La Libertad, Huehuetenango
Altitude – 1500-1700 masl
- To preserve quality, we are only able to ship whole bean coffee. A selection of grinders are available to purchase online.
- Next working day dispatch (Monday to Friday) on all coffee orders.
Good coffee, body, cream and taste. Espresso