Elevate your coffee experience with this stand-up bean that’s a true testament to the art of coffee cultivation and preparation. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor the excellence of Finca De Dios.
This coffee is a versatile gem, suitable for roasting to your preferred level, whether you love a medium roast or enjoy exploring the depths of a dark roast. Light roasts reveal a delightful symphony of floral brightness and delicate fruit notes reminiscent of the finest Costa Rican coffees. These flavors are intertwined with a subtle, yet lovely malty and chocolaty undertone. While achieving the perfect light roast can be a bit more challenging, the result is an invigorating morning brew worth the effort.
For those who crave the boldness of a dark roast, you can expect a rich and full-bodied experience akin to the famous Huehuetenango beans. What truly sets this coffee apart is its ability to maintain a clean, non-roasty profile even as you push it toward the second crack during roasting. The consistency ensures you’ll savor those sweet malty tones and enjoy a velvety smoothness at any roast level.
Finca De Dios is all about sustainability and treating folks right. They go the extra mile for their hardworking team, offering education, support, and good old-fashioned kindness that you won’t find on most other coffee farms.
Nearly four decades ago, a horse enthusiast purchased the farm with plans to house his horses. However, a few years later, he had to move due to work commitments, leaving his daughter, Ellen Prentice, responsible for the farm. Ellen, who remained in Guatemala, managed the farm, gradually transforming it into a predominantly coffee-growing venture committed to preserving the natural forests.
Six years ago, after inheriting her portion of the original farm, Ellen named it Finca de Dios in memory of her father, who dedicated the land to God. Since then, they’ve worked tirelessly to develop essential infrastructure, including a wet mill! Despite being smaller in scale than larger coffee farms, they embrace the idea that remarkable things often come in small packages.
At the heart of their mission is the belief that they’ve been blessed to be a blessing to others. They treat their workers with respect and care, striving to create an atmosphere of dignity and peace. Special consideration is given to accommodating workers with unique needs, matching them with suitable job roles. They also strongly emphasize teaching their employees values and principles, emphasizing the importance of delivering excellence and ensuring that their customers can savor an exceptional cup of coffee.
A great clean micro lot from our friends at Finca De Dios. Awesome prep, one can tell a lot of care went into these beans. A great medium to as “dark as you want to go” bean type. Light roasts produce a lot of floral brightness and light fruit notes (almost reminiscent of a nice Costa) mixing with a subtle yet very sweet malty chocolaty note (can be a little more challenging to roast to a light roast) a great morning brew – darker roasts will produce more body similar to the Huehues – very clean non-roasty dark-roast beans – you get a lot of the sweet malty tones and very smooth even into 2nd crack – a very stand up bean at almost any roast level.
Lighter roasts accent the fruitier brightness, deeper levels deliver smooth, rich chocolate malty flavors and a hint of smokiness – awesome and clean dark roast notes. Coffee will roast a little two-toned containing a couple different strains, if shooting for the lighter roasts slowing it down a bit will be helpful.