Guatemala Finca El Amate y Anexos (2023 COE #12)

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 Bright red cherry, fruit juice, dark chocolate, floral, full body and winey

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Bright red cherry, fruit juice, dark chocolate, floral, full body and winey.

This lot is a current (2023) Cup Of Excellence Winner, placing 12th overall (and 2nd among the non-Geisha varietals.) In 2021, this bean placed 11th in the COE with a nearly identical score.

Farmer Petronilo de Jesús Martínez is originally from the departmental capital of Huehuetenango. In the year 1960, his father Gumercindo Martínez (who was part of the first 4 coffee producers in Hoja Blanca, Cuilco, Huehuetenango) inherited an area of 2 hectares to establish his first coffee lot.

From 1969 to 1973, Mr. Petronilo was president of the first Cooperative of Small Producers in the region. At that time, his harvest was 5 quintals of parchment coffee. By the year 1974 his harvest increased to 22 quintals, the result of his work and implementation of techniques that managed to improve his production. Knowing how to use the profits and wanting to continue growing, he acquired other lots of coffee, with which he also found himself in need of building his own wet mill and drying area.

From 1996 to date, “Finca El Amate” maintains an annual production of 700 quintals of parchment. Mr. Petronilo exported his first batch to the United States in 2004. Being a lover of the production of good coffee, at 78 years old and with the help of his young son Petronilo Junior, he will strengthen making specialty coffees that are currently exported to countries like the United States and Canada.

In the last 5 years, given the need to offer new processes to clients, El Amate farm began to process natural coffees, managing to position itself among the winners of the first edition of the One of a Kind Guatemala auction.

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Weight 1 lbs