Tag: Huehuetenango

Germack Coffee Roasting Company // Guatemala San Antonio

Germack Coffee Roasting Company // Guatemala San Antonio

Situated just east of Guatemala City, the mountainous San Antonio region has been home to a robust coffee-growing tradition for a while now. This coffee has been a hidden gem, known only to discerning buyers for many years, but it is now being recognized more […]

Tugboat Coffee Roasters // Guatemala Finca El Injertal

Tugboat Coffee Roasters // Guatemala Finca El Injertal

Finca El Injertal is a family owned and operated estate located near the small town of La Democracia in the mountains of Huehuetenango, in the northwest region of Guatemala. Founded by Jose Olivio Chavez in the 1930’s, the farm has been producing high quality coffees […]

Tinker Coffee // Guatemala Finca El Limonar

Tinker Coffee // Guatemala Finca El Limonar

Finca El Limonar (‘The Lemontree’) extends over 123 hectares, and is located close to the Mexican border in Guatemala’s mountainous Huehuetenango region and next door to the famous El Injerto farm.

Finca El Limonar first came into existence towards the middle of last century, when the two brothers from the Aguirre family inherited their father’s coffee estate and split it in two. Rogelio Aguirre took over the land that became Finca El Limonar. The farm is now owned and managed by his widow, Rosa María Ovalle Mont, whose main goal is to produce a quality cup under conditions that are environmentally sustainable.

The farm is planted with Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai varietals, chosen to balance quality and yield. Every year the farm raises some 15,000 new seedlings in it nursery to replenish existing fields or to create new plantations. In the higher areas of the farm native shade trees have been planted to give the coffee around 60% shade.

The farm avoids using chemical herbicides where possible, instead weeds are removed by hand using a machete. Finca El Limonar has a wet mill on site, where treatment tanks are used to purify and recycle the waste water in order to avoid polluting the many local rivers and streams. Left over coffee pulp is then recycled as a fertilizer for young plants.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Guatemala Finca El Limonar, from Tinker Coffee in Indianapolis, Indiana. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS:

origin: El Injerto, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
farm: Finca El Limonar
producer(s): Rosa María Ovalle Mont
assocation: N/A
elevation: 2000 meters above sea level
cultivars: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra
process: fully washed, patio dried

CUPPINGNOTES

Opening the bag of Finca El Limonar fills my nostrils with sweet, fragrant, and perfumed scents of cherry and orange blossoms, citrus, red berries, honey, and pistachio.

Diving into the cup, the coffee is medium-bodied and features a rich, buttery mouthfeel. My first few sips greet my palate with creamy dulce de leche and amaretto. I’m also tasting sweet and tart flavors of honey, raspberry, and pistachio in the finish. As it cools off, the cup explodes with flavor as further fruit flavors that jump all over my tongue: white grape, peach, nectarine, lime, apricot, and apple while the cherry blossom aromatics in the aroma show up again here, tickling the roof of the mouth and sides of the tongue.

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Spotted Cow Coffee Company // Sleigh Ride Christmas Blend

Spotted Cow Coffee Company // Sleigh Ride Christmas Blend

Spotted Cow Coffee Company is back at the Table with their take on the seasonal holiday blend, Sleigh Ride Christmas Blend. I’m presenting a lot of information in this post, so let’s get straight to it! Sleigh Ride is comprised of components from Tanzania, Guatemala, […]

Surly Brewing Company // Surly Coffee Bender

Surly Brewing Company // Surly Coffee Bender

Surly Coffee Bender is a coffee-infused American oatmeal brown ale collaboration from the folks at Surly Brewing. While I couldn’t find much about the background history of this beer, what went into making it, or the relationship between the brewery and the roastery, there really aren’t any huge secrets […]