Guatemala

Finca Noelia

Pablo Bamaca

Flavours of cooked fruit, raisin, and toffee
Body     Acidity

Best as black espresso/filter

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Pablo Bamaca owns a 1.68-hectare farm called Noelia, where he grows Bourbon and Caturra varieties under a cover of shade. His farm is certified organic, and butts right up against a mountain range at high elevation: over 2,200 meters. Coffee on Finca Noelia is picked ripe and depulped the same day, then fermented dry for 18–28 hours. It’s washed two or three times to remove the mucilage, then dried on patios for three or four days.

Producer

Pablo Bamaca

Country

Guatemala

Region

Sipacapa, San Marcos

Altitude

2261m above sea level

Varietals

Caturra, Bourbon

Process

Washed

Harvested

April 2021

Body

Medium

Acidity

Medium

What makes up Guatemala Finca Noelia Pablo Bamaca?

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.

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.

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