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Guatemala El Socorro
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Guatemala El Socorro

General Info:​

Importer: COFFEEMAXGREEN

Trader: Touton Specialties Coffee

Origin: Guatemala

Region:Municipio de Palencia

Micro Mill & Coffee farm: El Socorro

Producer: Juan Diego de la Cerda

Variety: Java, Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, Maracaturra, Pacamara, Purpuracea, Geisha

Altitude: 1900 meters

Harvest time: Jan. – May

Harvest method: Picking

Soil type: Volcanic soil

Irrigation: Natural rainfall

Process: Washed, Natural, Honey

About

El Socorro is one of the three farms owned by Juan Diego de la Cerda. Diego is experimenting with different varieties such as Java, Red and Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, Maracaturra, Pacamara, Purpuracea and Geisha. The Maracaturra variety is originally from Nicaragua and a cross of Maragogype and Caturra. It was initially planted in Guatemala as an experiment against rost. In 2007 Diego got awarded the first place in Cup of Excellence with a Maracaturra lot.

 

Finca el Socorro

El Socorro is one of the four farms owned by Juan Diego de la Cerda. Three of them are situated in Palencia and one in San Geronimo, Baja Verapaz. Diego is experimenting with different varieties such as Java, Red and Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, Maracaturra, Pacamara, Purpuracea and Geisha. Anyone who has ever tasted one of his coffees can confirm that some of Guatemalas best coffees are produced there. No wonder that Finca el Socorro stands for excellent quality worldwide and has been awarded numerous awards. 1st place of Cup of Excellence in 2011, SCAA Coffee of the Year Award in 2011, 1st place of Cup of Excellence in 2007 with a Maracaturra lot… just to name a few.

Each one of the varieties has a great story. Maracaturra for example is originally from Nicaragua and a cross of Maragogype and Caturra. In fact, the trees can go back to one of the varieties. For example, if a tree goes back more towards Caturra the beans will be smaller. It was initially planted in Guatemala as an experiment against rost.

60% of his land is covered with natural forest. Coffee cultivation only makes up 25% of his land. The rest is covered with cows and flower plantations. All coffee trees are natural shade trees that have been on the farm prior. Each Parcel has a sign with information about age, varieties, size, etc.

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