Guatemala | Wicho Valdez | Caturra | WASHED

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Farm: Finca Santa Isabel
Farmer: Luis (Wicho) Valdes
Region: San Cristobal, Coban

Elevation: 1500-1700 masl
Varietal: Caturra
Process: Washed

Tasting Notes: Zesty lemon, raspberry, tangy apricot and green apple

The Story Behind the Bean:
Finca Santa Isabel is currently directed by Luis (Wicho) Valdes. Maturation and drying of coffee are a real challenges for Wicho. There are at least six different flowerings throughout the year and an extended harvest that goes from December to May. The entire wet mill was recently renovated and this specific lot was sorted by density of cherry using Pinhalense machinery with minimal water. This specific lot was mostly mechanically dried and more quality separations were done (removal of floaters) to influence a higher cup quality.

About the Farm:
Santa Isabel is located in the county of San Cristóbal Verapaz. This is the rainforest region of Guatemala in the department of Cobán. Finca Santa Isabel is currently directed by Wicho Valdes.