This organic Guatemalan coffee is named after the bourbon varietal that has been cultivated on the Echeverria family farm since 1878, in the municipality of Patzún, department of Chimaltenango. The farm has been OCIA certified organic since 1996 and is also certified Bird-Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Only 96 hectares of the farm are used for coffee production while the remainder of the 286 hectares is preserved forest. The coffee plants, some over 100 years old, grow in volcanic soil under an old growth canopy of native shade trees. As one of the oldest operating coffee farms in Guatemala, the knowledge and tradition brought to cherry selection, fermentation, and drying is unmatched.
A light roast maintains the natural, unique qualities of this chocolatey coffee with citrus undertones.
Region: Patzún, Chimaltenango
Grower: Dariush Echeverria Zachrisson
Certifications: organic, rainforest alliance, bird friendly
Roast profile: light
Tasting notes: cocoa + orange (updated tasting notes)
(Tasting notes are not added flavors. They describe qualities we identify in the coffee. None of our coffees have added flavors or ingredients.)
Processing method: fully washed and sun dried
Soil: Volcanic loam
Elevation: 1,500 - 1,800 meters
Varieties/Cultivars: Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Nuvo
All of our coffee is roasted-to-order. We are currently in production and shipping Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Orders placed after noon on Wednesday will roast and ship the following Tuesday. We cannot accommodate rush orders at this time. We have gift certificates available if you need to send a gift asap!