It's the Holiday Bean! Aromas of marzipan, vanilla bean, and baking spice introduce this juicy and pleasantly floral cup. Notes of semi-sweet chocolate and stone fruit—think plum and nectarine—are balanced by sweet lemon acidity and a nougaty background. The finish is slightly floral, with hints of coriander and lavender. A wonderful accompaniment to sweet treats throughout the holidays!
Producer: Juan Diego de la Cerda
Farm: Finca El Socorro
Region: Guatemala Department, Guatemala
Altitude: 5,905-6,200 feet
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Notes: Marzipan, Clove, Plum
Each year we select a coffee from one of our Direct Trade partners to feature as our Holiday Bean—a crowd-pleasing single-origin coffee that will complement the season and delight any coffee lover. The Red Bourbon varietal is well known for its excellent cup quality with pronounced sweetness. We hope you'll love this well-rounded cup as much as we do!
Juan Diego de la Cerda's Finca El Socorro has proven to be one of the best coffee farms in Guatemala year after year. In 2007, it won 1st place in the Guatemala Cup of Excellence for the first time and took 4th place in the same competition in 2008. In 2011, El Socorro's Maracaturra lot won the Guatemala Cup of Excellence Competition. Then, in 2012, Juan Diego finished in the top five in the Coffee of the Year competition. Such consistent results made us jump at the chance to become Direct Trade partners with Juan Diego, and we're proud to continue offering excellent coffees from El Socorro year after year.