Guatemala Las Mercedes (Honey) Filter

A silky smooth coffee, with tropical rockmelon, honey sweetness and a touch of grapefruit in the finish.


$21 per 250g

  • Info

    With family roots extending as far back as 1851, Finca Catalán de Las Mercedes has been the home to a multitude of plantations including cotton, rice, and avocados, while maintaining bountiful Red Bourbon coffee tress amongst the diverse forest and regional microclimate.

    Producer Nicholas Hammond has implemented new and improved agricultural techniques to the farm, whilst introducing Heirloom Ethiopian and Tequisik varieties. This Red Bourbon lot has been processed using the honey method, in which the mucilage is left intact during the drying phase, resulting in a elegantly complex, yet full bodied coffee.

    In 1887, the farm was inherited by Don Franciso’s three daughters; Pilar Del Rosal Avila, Angela del Rosal and Mercedes Del Rosal de Martinez, with the youngest sister Mercedes being the only one focused on the agriculture of the plantation, introducing avocado trees to the farm which thrived alongside the coffee trees at Las Mercedes. In 1948, Mercedes handed down the farm to her only daughter, Rogelia Martinez del Rosal, who with her two sons, oversaw the worst period in the history of the farm.

    The family endured economic crisis and civil war in Guatemala, with the farm suffering from unattended plantations and a lack of supervision over the very few workers that remained at the farm during this period of hardship. It is extremely exciting to see how far this farm has come, and we are thrilled to be welcoming back this coffee from one of our favourite producers and region.

  • Technical Details
    • Producers: Nicholas Hammond
    • Processing: Honey
    • Varieties: Red Bourbon
    • Harvest: 2018
    • Altitude: 1800 - 2000 masl
    • Region: San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango

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