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Guatemalan El Pintado y Anexos – Organic – RFA – COE 2012

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guatemala Guatemalan – El Pintado y Anexos – Organic, Rainforest Alliance – Cup of Excellence 2012

This is an award winning organic coffee. First Prize in 2012 Rainforest Alliance National Cupping Competition, Cup Of Excellence Auction 2012.

We are pleased to offer a very special, award winning, coffee. We have a limited amount of Guatemala’s 2012 Cup of Excellence. The COE is the most prestigious award given to a fine quality coffee. The level of scrutiny that Cup of Excellence coffees undergo is unmatched anywhere in the coffee industry. During this selection process, thousands of cups are evaluated, tasted and scored based on their exemplary characteristics.

Guatemalan El Pintado y Anexos is a complex coffee, with honey, floral and nectar overtones with a silky chocolate mouthfeel and a clean finish, beautiful as an espresso!

The El Pintado Organic Coffee Farm is located in the heart of the richest valley in Antiqua, Guatemala. The Farm is historic, about 400 years old. The coffee plants receive only natural fertilizer, pulp, permaculture which is produced on the farm. The annual production is 113 bags of 69kgs. El Pintado still has the original farm house, now renovated, and coffee continues to be planted and dried the old fashion way. The climate is extraordinary, spring time all year around, divided by dry and rainy seasons. It is the only certified Organic coffee farm in Antigua, Guatemala. Mayacert, USDA Organic Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified.

Antigua is internationally renowned for its high-quality coffees and prides itself on having the best coffee in the world.. This region is located between three volcanoes in a valley with a climate perfect for cultivating coffee. The soils are young and optimal for coffee. The wet and dry seasons are defined for uniform maturation. The temperature ranges from 19-22 C (66.2-71.6°F) and the altitude is between 4,600 and 5,600 feet. Annual rainfall is between 800-1,200 mm and the humidity is constant at 65%. Guatemalan Antigua coffee is described as having a full and velvety body, a rich and lively aroma, and a fine acidity. Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai coffee beans are grown in this region and harvested between January and mid-March.

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