Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra & Pache
Process: Fully washed & Sun dried
Altitude: 1,400 - 1600 m above sea level
Flavours: Toffee, Raisin,
The Flores family are 3rd generation coffee farmers, but their entrance to the speciality coffee market is fairly recent. Until 2004, they were literally selling coffee at the side of the road to a coyote - an intermediary, offering lower prices but quick cash for local cherry production. Then El Bosque entered their coffee into the Cup of Excellence, whereby they received much recognition for their coffees high quality flavours They began to expand their sales and even managed to have their coffee shelved in London.
The Flores family have never looked back and although they work extremely hard and long hours, they love what they do and will hopefully continue to provide excellent coffee for some years to come.
Coffee is selectively hand picked and sorted carefully. Then, at the family's wet mill, the coffee is pulped the same day. The coffee is then fermented and washed clean before being allowed to dry slowly in the Guatemalan climate. Only when the coffee has reached optimal humidity, is it bagged and rested in order for shipping.
Guatemalan coffee lovers will enjoy this cup and no doubt be returning for more!