GUATEMALA El Tambor Black Cherry / Citrus / Mango Dark Chocolate / Creamy
£7.50 – £26.00
GUATEMALA El Tambor
Washed Guatemalan Coffees are known for their great quality due to high altitude and often volcanic and clay soil.
Victor Calderon represents the 5th generation of coffee farmers from a family that has been in coffee for more than 100 years; El Tambor, however, is a relatively new addition to the rich mosaic of farms dotting this region of Guatemala, just outside of Guatemala City.
El Tambor’s previous owner had converted the farm’s steepest, highest slopes to coffee during the 1960s.
Victor bought the farm at the beginning of 2001 with the aim of moving out of Robusta cultivation (in which his family had previously specialised) and into Arabica variety . Located above 1,500 metres farm could specialise in high-quality, speciality Arabica production.
He manages the farm with 8 people who are in charge of their own specific areas and duties. All employees have permanent residence on the farm, and 10% of the farm is given over to the workers to produce their own vegetables. Nearly half the farm has been left under forest, which is set aside entirely as conservation area. In addition to the farm’s permanent workers, approximately 25 seasonal pickers are employed for the harvest.
Process: Fully Washed and sundried
Altitude: 1676 to 1860 metres above sea level
Owner: Victor Calderon
In the Cup: Black Cherry, Mango, Citrus, Cola, Dark Chocolate, Dense, Creamy
250 g, 500 g, 1 kg
Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Whole beans