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GT-58-202001 • Past harvest

Finca Liquidámbar - Pache Catuaí - FW

  • Conventional (no certification): $6.2832 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Variety: Pache, Catuaí
  • Grower's cupping score (SCA): 85.0 points
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The coffee story

Farm: Finca Liquidámbar
Producer: Walter Meléndez and André Meléndez
Farm manager: André Meléndez
Farm size: 69 hectares
Location: San Pedro Pinula town, Jalapa department, Guatemala. Near the Tobón volcano
Altitude: 1450 - 1650 m
Soil: Red clay
Cultivated varieties: Bourbon, Catuaí, Caturra. We also have seedlings of Pacamara and Gesha that we're starting to grow
Processes: Washed, Honey and Natural
Cup Profile: Bright citric acidity, strawberry, orange blossom, elegant

Finca Liquidámbar is a new farm. My father Walter has been in coffee for over 20 years, selling cherries to exporters in other parts of the country. He bought the farm 9 years ago and I have joined him two years ago to help manage the farm and the post-harvest. At that time, market prices were so low that my father wanted to sell the farm and focus on the cattle we also have for milk production. I insisted that we didn't sell and instead decided to invest in redesigning our processing plant.

Today we have a new depulper from Penagos and can process our coffee up to parchment. We have a new mechanical drier for washed lots and polytunnels to dry our natural lots. We also have patios covered with a mesh that stops the beans from touching the floor whilst allowing air to circulate. When we first bring coffees to dry on the patios it looks like a sea of cherries!

I have been working with Mario and Chris from Truth Trading Co for about a year now, after having met during a pre Q Grader course here in Guatemala. I want to improve my cupping skills so that I can better understand our coffees. 
  • Harvest period
    January, 2020 - January, 2020

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Algrano (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
André Meléndez
Grower (Pending)
Cupped: May, 2020
SCA Score
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Key flavor notes
Algrano (Pending)
Grower (Pending)
Floral, Berry, Citrus fruit, Bright acidity
Quality comment
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Sensorial radar
André Meléndez



Mi familia tiene toda una vida dedicada al trabajo del campo especialmente a la ganadería; donde mi papá es caficultor desde hace un poco más de 20 años. Nuestra actual finca se fundó hace 9 años con el principal objetivo de producir café y está situada en lo alto de una montaña, a un poco más de 5,000 pies de altura en las montañas del departamento de Jalapa, y de las casi 70 hectáreas de las que está formada nuestra finca, sólo 14 están dedicadas al cultivo de café bajo el sistema agroforestal, el resto de la finca es bosque. ¿Y como encajo yo aquí? Pues hace 2 años, mi padre quería abandonar el cultivo debido a que ya no era sostenible. Así que lo convencí de hacer un último esfuerzo y empezar a procesar el café. Soy un caficultor joven, tengo 24 años pero a lo largo de ese tiempo me he dado cuenta de lo interesante y apasionante que es el mundo del café. A nosotros se unió un hermano de mi padre. Y aquí estamos, tratando de hacer las cosas bien, trabajando juntos y como familia.

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Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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