Aromas of Concord grape and toffee introduce this luscious cup with malty sweetness and a buttery body. Ruby red grapefruit acidity complements notes of plum and grilled pineapple, while baking spice undertones emerge as clove and pecan in the long finish.
Producer: Juan Diego de la Cerda
Farm: Finca El Socorro
Region: Guatemala Department, Guatemala
Altitude: 5,750 feet
Notes: Toffee, Grilled Pineapple, Malt
Our roast of Maracaturra last year received 95 Points from Coffee Review and was named their #12 Coffee of 2018!
This uncommon varietal is a hybrid of the giant Maragogype bean and the more traditional and sweet Caturra. It is a productive plant but susceptible to leaf rust, so it must be carefully monitored. Maracaturra's unique characteristics, along with the dedication and skill of the producers at Finca El Socorro, create a coffee that is delicate, flavorful, and sweet.
This lot grows at 5,750 feet above sea level near the town of Palencia in southern Guatemala. After harvest the coffee is washed and carefully processed directly on the farm.
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 El Socorro's excellent coffees year after year.