EL BORDO - GUATEMALA

PRODUCER: Denin de Leon

REGION: El Coyegual village, San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango

PROCESS: Washed

VARIETIES: Caturra, Paches and Bourbon

ALTITUDE: 1650 MASL

NOTES: Honey, stewed apricot, floral

This delicious subscription exclusive comes from 2nd generation coffee producer Denin de Leon. His farm, El Bordo, sits in the San Antonio Huista area of Heuheutenango, and presents all the classical Guatemalan flavours we continue to fall in love with year after year. Honey sweetness, stone fruit and florals only tell half the story- the rest is in the most crisp of mouthfeels. A real gem.

FROM OUR IMPORTER - PRIMAVERA

Denin de Leon is a 2nd generation coffee producer. When he was 14 years old, his
father inherited a part of this farm. He started producing coffee and has on his turn
has given the land to his son. Denis feels proud to have its own farm, wakes up excited, he says, because he knows he is building and improving by having his land. His family has always worked hard to move ahead and sustain the farm in the past years. Denin also feels a responsible to pass this on to the new generation and motivate them to produce quality coffee.
Throughout the year there are many things to do at the farm, such as cleaning
and maintenance of the land, managing shade, controlling pests and diseases
such as leaf rust and Ojo de Gallo (Rooster’s Eye), both fungus diseases, fertilizing
the farm. Then, at harvest time there are 3 rounds of selective picking (only ripe
cherries). Cherries are pulped on the same day of harvesting, then fermented for
approximately 48 hours (depending on the weather conditions), washed with
clean water and sundried on patios.

To get the best from your coffee please take a look at our brew guides HERE

ALL PACKAGING IS CARBON NEUTRAL AND WIDELY RECYCLABLE

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