Guatemala

Eugenio Ahilon

Released December 18, 2019

Flavours of liqourice, brown sugar, pear
Body     Acidity

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Our last coffee for 2019 comes from Eugenio Ahilon Escalante, who grows the Caturra varietal of coffee on around 3.5 hectares of his farm, called La Joya.

Guatemala’s production of coffee first grew in the 1860s on the back of a declining indigo trade, which was previously the main export. Until 2011 Guatemala was in the top five highest producing coffees nations in the world, before being overtaken by Honduras.

The majority of coffee farmers in Guatemala are small holders and a large percentage of them, along with the general population of Guatemala, associate with the 20 officially recognised indigenous communities of Guatemala.

The country’s national coffee institute, Anacafé, has been an important figure in helping Guatemala combat the outbreak of leaf rust in the country. Since 2012, the outbreak of this disease has reduced crop out-put by up to 25% and has forced farmers to move away from traditional varieties such as bourbon and caturra and instead move towards newer, more disease resistant varietals.

Country

Guatemala

Region

Todos Santos, Huehuetenango

Altitude

1760m above sea level

Varietals

Caturra

Process

Washed

Producer

Eugenio Ahilon

Harvested

April 2019

Body

Medium

Acidity

Medium


What makes up Guatemala Eugenio Ahilon?

Varietals

Caturra varietal

Caturra is a natural mutation of Bourbon that was originally discovered in Brazil in 1937, considered to be the first naturally occurring mutation ever discovered.

The location

Coffee from Guatemala

Guatemala’s production of coffee first grew in the 1860s on the back of a declining indigo trade, which had previously existed as it’s main export. Up until 2011 Guatemala was in the top 5 highest producing coffees nations in the world, before being overtaken by Honduras.


The Huehuetenango region of Guatemala

A non-volcanic region of Guatemala characterised by high altitude and predictable climate. Often considered to produce the highest quality coffee in Guatemala

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.

Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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