SINGLE ORIGIN GUATEMALA EL RINCON
Apricot + Cocoa Nibs
CULTIVAR: Bourbon & Catuai
Our second coffee from the Vides 58 this harvest, sourced from their Finca El Rincon farm, one of six the family runs. The quality of the six farms has kept us coming back for more these past three harvests.
The family patriarch and founder Jorge Vides passed away in 1995, leaving his daughter María Elena and her son Renardo Ovalle to oversee the production and overall running of the farms. In 2002 they submitted their coffee to the prestigious Cup of Excellence the first year it was run in Guatemala, taking home second place. Realising they could produce super-specialty micro-lots, the farms underwent a radical transition concentrating on quality, sustainability, and productivity. Careful pruning and management of the coffee trees continued on with individual varieties at each farm kept separate and cupped individually, reinforced with direct relationships cultivated with roasters and coffee buyers.
This coffee highlights that quality, care and attention, tasting of juicy apricot and sweet cocoa nibs.