PLOT

Shipped directly from PLOT for freshness

Guatemala Maria Eugenia Escobar Coffee

(earns 60 Taste Points)
Fruity Flavours / Notes
Fruits
Natural Flavours / Notes
Natural
Apricot Cereal & Malty Cherry Date & Fig Hops & Boozey Mixed Berries
Flavours & Notes
Quick Details
Origin(s): Africa (Multi Regions) Guatemala
Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced & Pleasing
Smooth & Gentle
Thin
Mouthfeel
Full Bodied
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
With Dominant Flavours
Coffee Specification
Roast Profile: Omniroasted for both filter and espresso
Processing Method: Washed
Cupping Score: You can score this one...
More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground?
Are there any specific product benefits?
Guatemala Maria Eugenia Escobar Coffee
Wholebeans only. The final lot from this season’s La Senda coffees. The carefully controlled processing has resulted in a wonderfully complex and elegant lot whose tasting notes include juicy red berries, soft apricot and floral aromas.
  • CULTIVAR: Caturra & Pache
  • PREPARATION: Washed, Double-Fermented
  • LOCATION: Finca la Senda, Acatenango, Chimaltenango
  • ALTITUDE: 1700 - 1750 masl
Finca La Senda, now run by Arnoldo Pérez Melendez and his wife Maria Eugenia Escobar, dates back to the 1940’s, when Arnoldo’s father pioneered the plantation of coffee in the surroundings of the Aldea El Socorro in Acatenango. The Finca extends from the borders of the village up to mount Balàm, the hill of the Jaguar in the native language. Coffee is planted at an altitude between 1,550 and 1,970 masl across an area spanning around 27 hectares. Above these altitudes nature is left to take its own course, respecting the unique biosphere.

Until 2017, Arnoldo had been delivering coffee to the local cooperative but after meeting a specialty coffee consultant has realised the potential of the finca’s cherries and has shifted his focus to producing specialty micro-lots. Work on building processing facilities (beneficio) began in April 2017 and were completed over the course of six months, just in time for the 2018 harvest.

Arnoldo took advantage of his deep knowledge of agriculture, while Maria Eugenia leveraged her skills as a talented cook to learn and refine best practices in coffee fermentation and processing. In its first year of processing, Finca la Senda focused its efforts on consistent cherry selection, long and controlled fermentations as well as slow shade-drying.

This coffee was picked from the Nisperales parcel of the farm which is planted with Caturra and Pache. The high altitude of this parcel has resulted in really dense coffee seeds which have pronounced floral and berry notes with a complex acidity.

The coffee was rested as whole cherry for a prolonged period, to begin fermentation, before being de-pulped and placed in tanks to ferment for a further 60 hours. After this the sticky mucilage is manually washed away, leaving a little of the fruit intact on the parchment, before being dried slowly under shade on raised African beds over a period of approximately 25 days.
Shipping & Costs
Same Shipping Rates As Shopping Direct The same shipping costs apply as if shopping direct, with each brand having their own shipping costs, free delivery thresholds and accepted purchase destinations.
Free Shipping Available If charged shipping at checkout, to reduce, consider adding more by PLOT
to qualify for their and/or their authorised partners' free delivery thresholds.
Curating Excellence In Taste
350+ Independent Brands, One Checkout New? Making great brands simple to find, shop the world's best independents on one marketplace and checkout with a single account, or as a guest.
Supporting Independents. Shop Online For Local
Like This? Share

A premium home-brewed coffee is still less expensive than a cafe

Issue: With the continuing economic uncertainty that COVID brings, many are choosing to tighten the purse strings and are replacing luxuries with cheaper, more basic products.For more: Comunicaffe International
...However, whilst the purse strings may need to tighten, a premium home-brewed coffee or tea is still less expensive than buying individual drinks on the go. Many have already taken the time to improve their brewing skills since the outbreak, and so now have the equipment and know-how to recreate that authentic coffee shop experience from home. If this isn't you, then there really is no better time to start, and better yet, at GUSTATORY you’ll find plenty of affordable options from our range of independents to support you in doing just that. Easy to find and it won’t cost you the earth for these to be delivered.