JUAN DIEGO de la CERDA Maracaturra - filter roast



Roasted Monday 11th November 2019

Juan de la Cerda & his son Juan Diego own & manage El Socorro {Juan senior took over the farm from his father in 1980}. El Socorro is incredibly successful, qualifying for the Guatemala Cup of Excellence 7 times, winning in both 2007 & 2011. The farm is very well managed, with great care taken in every little detail of the farm. from the selection of cultivars, through to the harvesting & processing of perfectly ripe coffee cherries. The 74 hectare coffee farm is divide into 21 lots where they grow seven different coffee cultivars, including this Maracaturra lot.

The processing of the coffee is done with an eco pulper which uses very little water to separate the coffee pulp from the bean & coffee is moved mechanically, saving many thousand litres of water from pollution. All coffee pulp is composted then spread around the farm as fertiliser.

Maracaturra is naturally occurring  Brasilian hybrid of Maragogype {a giant bean also known as "elephant bean"} & Caturra. The plant is relatively short with dense foliage, large leaves & cherries.

  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Region: Palencia
  • Farmer: Juan Diego de la Cerda
  • Altitude: 1700-1800 meters
  • Crop: 2018-19
  • Cultivar: Maracaturra
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried
  • Flavour: Mango, passionfruit, cola

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