Guatemala

Finca El Güitano

Marcotulio Estaban Solis

Flavours of Lychee, milk chocolate, hazelnut
Body     Acidity

Best as black espresso/filter

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Marcotulio and his family run Finca El Güitano, located in one of the most prominent growing areas of Huehuetenango, known for its fruity profiles and consistent coffees. He learned to work in coffee thanks to his father who transmit- ted his knowledge to work the land, but his passion for coffee is intrinsic, he loves this crop. He has worked in coffee for over 35 years, but only two in specialty coffees. Since he transitioned to a quality-centric approach, he has also changed harvesting, processing, and drying practices, leading to better cup quality. As part of the PECA program, he has been able to keep improving and knowing that he has what it takes to sell his crop at a better price. Marcotulio plans to continue to constantly improve infrastructure and plant health to become more productive and maintain quality. He hopes customers will enjoy his coffee, a coffee grown with care and love!

Producer

Marcotulio Estaban Solis

Country

Guatemala

Region

Huehuetenango

Altitude

1518m above sea level

Varietals

Bourbon, caturra

Process

Washed

Harvested

March 2021

Body

Acidity

What makes up Guatemala Finca El Güitano Marcotulio Estaban Solis?

Varietals

Bourbon varietal

A natural mutation of the Typica varietal, Bourbon is named after Reunion Island (then known as Il Bourbon) where the French cultivated Typica plants, that naturally mutated.

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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