Guatemala - Cooperativa El Porvenir Honey
This selection is from the 2018 COE participating farrm which was ranked at #26. The farm, Cooperativa El Provenir is owned Joseph Daniel Mooney. The farm has been around since the late 1800 and was founded by his late great grandfather, Don Jorge Molina Zea. Previously the farm is known as Finca El Durazno.
The farm is located about 57KM from the Guatemala City, Chimaltenango. The farm has been exporting its coffee all over the world since the early days to coffee buyers in San Franciso, New Orleans and Bremen.
The total size of the Finca Duranzo is approximately 700 hectares. In 1993, Snr Joseph grandmother passed away and his mother inherited Finca El Porvenir, a 100 hectare farm which is part of the Finca Duranzo's parcel. In 2001, his mother passed away and Snr Joseph took over and inherited the farm and its operation.
The coffee produced at El Porvenir consist of the Bourbon and Caturra variety. At high altitude, these beans are graded as Strictly Hard Beans (SHB). The farm sits at an altitude of 1700 masl which is great for the production of bourbon and caturra.
This coffee is processed as white honey. White honey is process simillar to the other honey process. Only less than 30% of mucilage is left on the coffee bean when it is dried off. Similar to other honey process, this coffee beans requires extra monitoring as it attract insects during the drying process.
As a result, the coffee is silky in mouthfeel, butter like smoothness. There's a slight floral aroma, almost similar to jasmine tea, but very light in aroma. The coffee is quite fruity, prone to Pear like notes. Very juicy and sweet cup. A relaxing and rejuvenating cup.
Variety : Bourbon
Altitude : 1700masl
Process : White Honey
Origin : Duranzo, Chimaltenango