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Finca San Lorenzo // Guatemala

Finca San Lorenzo // Guatemala

Reminds us of -- cacao nibs & apricots

12 ounces or 5 lbs. bulk bag available.

Finca San Lorenzo // San Cristobal, Cobán, Guatemala
Fully washed bourbon, catuaí & caturra // 1550 masl

Finca San Lorenzo is a 225-acre estate in the less traveled department of Alta Verapaz near the city of Coban. Luis Valdés, affectionately called “Wicho” to distinguish him from his father and grandfather who are also named Luis, has been running San Lorenzo since 1999.

Wicho started following his father around the estate when he was young and later earned an agricultural engineering degree before taking the reins. Constant rain year-round at Finca San Lorenzo creates some unique challenges. Wicho has used his life-long experience and education to overcome this obstacle. The entire estate is terraced to protect against erosion during the heavy summer rains. Wicho has also created several different drying strategies (raised beds and mechanical dryers) to cope with the unpredictability of winter rains during the harvest.

We were introduced to Wicho's coffee by our friends over at Los Volcanes Coffee (LVC) who help Wicho mill and export his harvests. While most of LVC's producer partners are in western Guatemala, the unique taste and quality of Wicho's central Guatemalan coffee make him an exciting partner to discover. His coffee has delightful sweetness and a velvety mouthfeel with notes of cacao nibs & apricot. There's some zesty acidity as well to make an overall well-balanced cup.