Finca Los Caballitos, Guatemala | ESPRESSO
Finca Los Caballitos, Guatemala | ESPRESSO
Williams & Johnson Coffee Co.

Finca Los Caballitos, Guatemala | ESPRESSO

Regular price £9.40 £0.00 Unit price per
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Tasting notes:

Flame raisins and dark chocolate

Origin:

Guatemala, Quiche

Processing:

Fully washed & dried on raised beds

Altitude:

1100-1800 meters above sea level

Varietals:

Bourbon & Caturra

Farm:

225 hectares with 46 hectares under coffee

 

Details: 

Hidden amid the steep green hills of the ‘Ixil Triangle’ high in Guatemala’s western highlands, sits an isolated area, famed for the strength of its indigenous culture and the beauty of its landscape. Named ‘Los Caballitos’, meaning ‘the little horses’ in Spanish, the farm was an unmissable purchase for brothers Oscar & Christian Schaps, due to Oscars love for the animals. For the last 15 years, the Schaps brothers have managed their farm following the same mantra as handed down by their father; that ‘Farming is based on the symbiotic relationship between man and nature - as farming entrepreneurs, we must ensure that nature is respected for the contribution it provides ’. Finca Los Caballitos is located 1100-1800 metres above sea level, overlooking three beautiful lagoons with magnificent views of the Chajul Mountain range to the South and Huehuetenango to the north. The coffee is planted in loose soil, with a high content of clay and sand over a limestone base. The climate in the area is steamy, hot and humid, with around 200 inches of rainfall per year. This means that the farm’s rain-drenched hills are also the source for several natural springs in the area. The rivers Lxtupil and Sacsiwan also provide more than enough water to irrigate the farm.


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