Guatemala "Finca El Carmen" Acatenango

Town Patzicia, Chimaltenango

Region Acatenango

Producer Juan Jose Mejia

Varietal Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Tekisi, Pache

Process Wet milled and sun dried on patios

Altitude 1800m

Cupping Notes Chocolate and orange aroma with complex, fruity sweetness, medium, buttery body and soft acidity. Aftertaste is clean and sweet. 

Finca "El Carmen" has a history in coffee production that dates back to 1930 when it was part of finca "La Colina", one of Acatenango's first coffee farms.
Finca La Colina was previously owned by Mr. Mateo Mejia Mazariegos, who won various national and international awards for his excellent coffee.

La Colina was the first farm to have both wet and dry mills at beneficio "La Providencia". Once the farm was split into different working sections it had many other beneficios "El Socorro", "Palo Verde", and "Platanar", among others. Subsequently, the farm was then split into five working sections: La Colina, San Miguel, El Pensativo, El Carmen and San Mateo. All these divisions are within the municipal of Acatenango, neighbouring the towns of San Antonio Nejapa and Los Planes.

In 1950 Mr. Mateo Mejia passed ownership of "El Carmen" to his son Mr. Jose Mejia and in1980 with Mr. Jose's passing, his son, Mr. Juan Jose Mejia inherited the farm. He has been in charge of the farm ever since, and successfully manages to harvest some ofthe best coffee in the region

Thanks to Third Wave Coffee Source