Guatemala – Finca Concepción, Pixcayá - Filter - 250g

Guatemala – Finca Concepción, Pixcayá - Filter - 250g

Regular price £9.50

 
   
Farm: Finca Concepción
Varietal(s): 100% Bourbon
Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on patios
Altitude: 1,900 meters above sea level
Owner: Manuel Zaghi Mirón and his mother Maria Cristina Mirón de Zaghi
Town: San Juan, Sacatepéquez
Region: Antigua
Country: Guatemala
Total size of farm: 149.65 hectares
Area under coffee: 22.68 hectares
Prizes:
2011: #20 Guatemala COE;
2012: #10 Guatemala COE;
2015: #15 Guatemala COE;
2017: #24 Guatemala COE
Tasting notes: 
Orange with lychee sweetness and a hazelnut and jasmine finish 
  
Additional Information:
Finca Concepcion Pixcayá was founded in 1926 by Sr. Carlos Mirón Armas and Sra. Maria Muñoz de Mirón. The farm’s current owner, Sr. Manuel Zaghi Mirón is the fourth generation of his family to work this land, and he maintains the farm in pristine condition with the help of his mother, Maria Mirón de Zaghi. Before being bought by the Mirón Muñoz family, the farm was owned by the Catholic Church. At that time, there was a big Spanish-style house built by the former bishops who ran the place, but it was, sadly, completely destroyed in the 1976 Guatemala earthquake. The family has erected a large and beautiful home on the property in its place, which is currently used not only as the family home but also as a (part - time) hotel and restaurant, serving employees of and visitors to the nearby cement factory. The farm keeps the name of the original location, and ‘Concepción’ contains reference to the convent which once stood here. Although not far from Guatemala City, as the crow flies, the drive up to the farm follows dusty, rough roads through a multitude of villages. The farm itself is mid - sized, covering around 150 hectares; however, the area under coffee only extends across just over 22 hectares at a prime coffee - growing altitude of 1,900 metres on average. The rest of the land is devoted to macadamia nut farming, which is the farm’s primary agricultural product and covers just over 51 hectares. The rest of the land is kept under forest cover as conservation area. The combination of soil, climate and altitude make for amazing coffee producing land, as evidenced by the farm’s performance at the Guatemala Cup of Excellence competition, in which they have placed no fewer than four times! Various coffee varieties have been trialed at Concepción, Pixcayá over the years, but ultimately Manuel and his forefathers concluded that the traditional Bourbon variety performed the best with regards to cup quality. Giving the disease-susceptible variety the attention it deserves is one reason the family have limited the land that they plant under coffee. The farm is replanted from specially selected seeds from the best coffee trees within the farm and each tree is given exacting attention.
Guatemala – Finca Concepción, Pixcayá - Filter - 250g