Guatemala | Finca El Retiro

Cimarrona Washed

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Peanut Brittle, Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon

Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed
Cimarrona Washed

Guatemala | Finca El Retiro

Cimarrona Washed

$20.00 Sale Save

Peanut Brittle, Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon

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This nutty cup opens with aromas of sweet tea and candied almond. The round body carries notes of cinnamon, peanut brittle, and a hint of apricot. Mellow starfruit acidity fades into a finish of roasted hazelnut and caramel.

Producer: Nando Diaz
Farm: Finca El Retiro
Region: Chimaltenango Department
Altitude: 5,741 feet | 1,750 masl
Varietal: Bourbon
Process: Washed
Roast: Light
Notes: Peanut Brittle, Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon

Nando Diaz of Finca Santa Ana also owns Finca El Retiro in Chimaltenango, which has been passed down through generations of his family since the mid-19th century:

"El Retiro del Quisaya and its sister farm Finca La Merced have been the property of the Alburez family since 1832, when it was purchased by Francisco Alburez, who then passed down the farms to his daughter María Alburez de Ortega, who was a very hard working woman. She married Manuel Ortega y Carrascal. In her time, the main products of the farms were corn and black beans.

"The farms were passed down to their son, Carlos Ortega Alburez, who managed it from the age of 16. He was a visionary who was always looking for ideas to improve, so he planted the first coffee trees in 1912.

"With the earthquake of 1976, the municipality of San Martín Jilotepeque was isolated by landslides. The farm's main house and church were among the buildings that fell. Carlos and his wife, Balbina, had to abandon the area in 1981 due to regional conflict.

"Afterward, the fourth generation returned and ran the farms as of 1996. This family heritage continues today. We, the children and grandchildren of Carlos and Balbina, are dedicated to keeping this tradition alive."

Fernando Diaz is a longtime Direct Trade partner of our sister company, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Finca Santa Ana has had multiple Cup of Excellence appearances, including #4 in 2010 and #16 in 2015. The carefully supervised quality control at the farm is evident in the cup. We're pleased to introduce our first offering from Nando's Finca El Retiro!