Guatemala - El Socorro
Location: Guatemala, Palencia
Farm: El Socorro
Producer: Diego De La Cerda
Harvest Date: February 2023
Received Date: August 2023
Growing Altitude: 1800 meter
Processing Method: Washed
Total Volume Ordered: 600 kg
Roast: Light Roast
Flavour Notes: Peach, Nougat & Florals.
The filter recipe is based on our own april Brewers (flat-based) and our april Paper Filters. As for espresso, the recipes are designed using a Modbar AV.
All of our grind settings reference a Ditting Sweet Lab 804. You can adjust your grind settings as necessary and use the recommended brew time as a reference.
About the Farm
El Socorro is a farm known for its consistent quality and exceptional stability, placing highly over consecutive years in the Guatemalan Cup of Excellence competitions. Diego is a third generation farmer, having held the reigns at the farm for last 15 years, during which the number of varietals on offer have increased and the production methods have become more consistent and unique.
El Socorro produce fantastically clean washed processed coffees, utilising hot water following the milling process to accelerate the fermentation. Diego believes that reducing the fermentation time maintains the optimal density of the bean leading to a greater cup quality.
This is the first year that we are working with coffee from El Socorro and we are very excited to welcome the team into the april Partner Farmer family.
About this coffee
This is our second season purchasing the Maracaturra varietal from El Socorro.
Originally from Brazil, this cross Maragogype and Caturra is rumored to have originated naturally in the 1800.
The Maracaturra is also known as "Elephant Bean" due to it's size. It's Caturra lineage contributes to the coffee's taste and its high yield.
Usually we found this varietal to have a very specific flavor combination, Nougat, herbal notes and also some Melon. Quite fresh and balanced with a higher body score.