This light-medium roasted coffee features a sweet apricot and cane sugar aroma. When brewed, the cup is smoky and sweet with notes of rooibos and green grape, balanced by a brown sugar sweetness and bright, lemongrass acidity. Look for notes of cranberry and lavender in the finish.
Producer: Juan Diego de la Cerda
Farm: El Socorro
Altitude: 6070 - 6300 feet
Notes: Rooibos, Brown Sugar, Cranberry
This special nanolot of Maracaturra was chosen for this year’s harvest by our representative, Chuck Patton. Named after the annona fruit tree that grows nearby, the Annanos lot sits near the house on a gentle slope at a higher elevation than the Santa Teresa Lot. The flatter landscape provides more direct sunlight. The trees are also very young. Planted in 2015, this is their first harvest.
This uncommon varietal is a hybrid of a the giant Maragogype bean with the more traditional and sweet Caturra varietal. This unique bean, via the dedication and skill of the producers of Finca El Socorro, creates a coffee that is delicate, flavorful, and sweet.
The Maracaturra varietal from El Socorro is grown around 5700 feet near the town of Palencia. After harvest, the coffee is washed and processed directly on the farm.
In 2011, the Maracaturra lot won the Guatemala Cup of Excellence Competition. Year after year, El Socorro has proven to be one of the best coffee farms in Guatemala. In 2007, it won 1st place in the Guatemala Cup of Excellence for the first time and took 4th place in the same competition in 2008. Such consistent results made us jump at the chance to become Direct Trade partners with Juan Diego and Finca El Socorro.