Finca el Tambor, GuatemalaBy: Garage Coffee
This tasty Guatemalan is a chocolate-y delight, with sweet nectarine notes and an orange peel finish. An excellent single estate coffee from an innovative farmer!
Victor Calderon represents the 5th generation of coffee farmers from a family that has been in coffee for more than 100 years; El Tambor, however, is a relatively new addition to the rich mosaic of farms dotting this region of Guatemala, just outside of Guatemala City.
Founded as a cattle farm in the 1930s, El Tambor’s previous owner had converted the farm’s steepest, highest slopes to coffee during the 1960s. However, as price volatility worsened during the late 1980s and early 1990s, he ceased to focus on coffee farming and instead granted mineral rights to a mining company, which began speculatively mining in various locations within the farm’s 700 hectares. Throughout the 1990s, the farm was slowly abandoned apart from these exploratory excavations – that is, until Victor took control of the land and created a coffee growing paradise.
Type: Single Origin
Taste: Milk chocolate, nectarine & orange peel
Bag Size: 250