Guatemala - El Tambor
If you are looking for a coffee that is comfortable and sweet, you've got to try this one. It's a medium roast from Guatemala with a delicate balance of chocolatey flavors, red apple, apricot and walnut. It is great for espresso and pour-over/filter.
This coffee comes from a lot in the Palencia region in Guatemala. A lot that brings together 15 producers.
Many decades ago, farming families on this land heard a huge thumping sound underground, but only in the rainy season. It was attributed to a large underground waterfall, but the sound has not been heard since WWII. This is where the name El Tambor, or 'The Drum', comes from.
This award winning Palencia farm was founded in 1930 as a cattle ranch and in 1966 was planted with coffee. In 2001, the Calderon family purchased El Tambor. El Tambor has a distinguished record in the Cup of Excellence, winning awards in 2007, 2015, 2017, and 2018.
The Calderon family uses biodynamic agricultural practices, which Victor just calls "common sense". They use only organic practices, without chemicals, and spread clay to combat rust. The finca is on a migration route for butterflies, which flutter all over the area, the rich canopy of trees on the farm forming a haven for them.
About the Beans
Caturra, Bourbon, Pache
Palencia, Guatemala Huehuetenango