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Origin Information

Grower
Dariush Echeverria Zachrisson
Variety
Bourbon
Region
Patzún, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Harvest
October - February
Altitude
1500 - 1800 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Bird-friendly, Organic, Rainforest

Background Details

Our Guatemala Finca Bourbon coffee is named after the bourbon varietal that has been cultivated on the Echeverria family farm since 1878, in the municipality of Patzún, department of Chimaltenango, Guatemala. The farm has been OCIA certified organic since 1996 and is also certified Bird-Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Only 96 hectares of the farm are used for coffee production while the remainder of the 286 hectares is preserved forest. The coffee plants, some over 100 years old, grow in volcanic soil under an old growth canopy of native shade trees. As one of the oldest operating coffee farms in Guatemala, the knowledge and tradition brought to cherry selection, fermentation, and drying is unmatched.