San Carlos

Origin: Guatemala

Varieties: Bourbon and Caturra

Elevation: 1500 – 1700 masl

Process: Washed

Brew Method: Espresso & Filter

Notes of Raw Cane Sugar, Sultana & Almond

Priced from: £11.50

This coffee is delicate, well balanced with lots of complex flavours to dig deep into. In the cup expect notes of Raw Cane Sugar, Sultana & Almond


Origin: Antigua, Guatemala

Variety: Bourbon and Caturra

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1500 – 1700 masl


San Carlos is a 16 hectare farm owned by the same producers of Villa Estela and San Ignacio, these 3 farms are historic farms located amongst the ruins, tiendas and restaurants of downtown La Antigua, Guatemala.

The main cultivar found on this farm is 100 to 135 year old Bourbon varietals. These plants have been grown and managed and pruned in a way that at a certain height, around the average height of a Guatemalan, they bend and grow towards the ground, many with the tops now touching the ground. This method is used so that the pickers are able to reach all of the cherries without stunting the growth of this precious variety. The trick to keeping this variety productive for so long is by alternating between plants harvested every year.

The natural cycle of a coffee plant is to produce every two years; however, humans have been able to stress the plants to produce every year. Stripping the plants of every leaf and cherry at the end of the harvest season helps keep their ancient Bourbons healthy and productive, through continuous regeneration.

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Coffee Purchases. We have stringent quality control protocols, and orders are dispatched on a roast-to-ship basis. With this in mind, we don’t exchange or accept returns on coffee. If you find an issue with the quality of our coffee, please get in touch with [email protected]

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