LUIS VALDES - filter roast


peach/candy apple

Roasted Tuesday 18th May 2021

Santa Isabel was first planted by Luis' great-grandfather in 1875. It was then sold in 1890, but the Valdes family brought it back in1961. The farm is now run by the 4th & 5th generations of the Valdes family.

There are 40 full-time employees. Up to 500 seasonal workers are employed during harvest. The farm is 187 hectares in size. 100 hectares are set aside as a natural forest.

Coffee is hand-picked & then de-pulped in an eco-pulper. The water used in processing is treated & recycled on the farm. All coffee waste is composted & used as fertiliser.

This lot is a mix of 4 cultivars. Caturra - a mutation of Bourbon discovered in Brasil in 1937. It is a compact plant & very productive but susceptible to disease. Sarchimor is a hybrid of Villa Sarchi & Hybrido de Timor developed in El Salvador & Honduras. Pache - a mutation of Bourbon discovered in Guatemala. Catuai - a hybrid of Mundo Novo & Yellow Caturra developed in Brasil in 1949.

  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Region: San Cristobel Veracruz
  • Farmer: Luis Valdes
  • Farm: Santa Isabel
  • Altitude: 1400-1600 meters
  • Crop: 2019-20
  • CultivarCaturraSarchimor, PacheCatuai
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried
  • Flavour: Peach, candy apple