Finca Teanzul (whose owners have helped develop and change Guatemalan coffee) is 320 hectares and boasts Catuai, Pacamara, Caturra, Bourbon and Bourbon Amarillo. They also have many more experimental varietals.
This is a 100% Pacamara offering. Pacamara is known for its complex sweet versus earthy tones. Most of the time, including this offering, Pacamaras are very large beaned. Although this coffee is unscreened most of it is 19+ screen size.
Finca Teanzul is managed by Fito and Adolfo (father and son). They moved from their South Coast Fincas in 2006 to Fraijanes due to the coffee crisis, fungus (Ojo de Gallo), and extreme weather patterns.
Surrounding Teanzul, the Boppel’s also created additional Fincas in 2012 with Finca San Francisco and in 2015 Finca Alejandria. With Alejandria, the Boppel’s are planting 60,000 trees per year as the soil has never had coffee planted there prior, it was a cattle farm. They are blessed with water springs in both Finca Teanzul and also in Finca San Francisco. The farms boast medical services for the area and a school for the workers and their children.
Fito was a past president of Anacafe and on the board for 17 years and his son, Adolfo, was on the board of Anacafe for 4 years. Enrique Boppel, Fito’s father, also help found AEC Association of Experimental Coffee in 1957 (from AEC AnaCafe was founded in 1960). In the late 1970’s Fito and 5 other founding members of AnaCafe went on to found CAFCOM to continue pushing experimentation, establishing sustainability practices, and support small farmers.
A very cool cup of Joe. Very sweet with good body, a nice clean cup with a little acidity up front, balanced with complex semi-earthy dark tones (like an Indo but much cleaner). A little soft fruit, a little chocolaty factor, and if taken darker a pleasant roast note adding to it all.
Medium to dark roast beans, very versatile. A bit more exotic at the medium roast with a bit of acidity. Classic Pacamara tones at the darker roasts and a cup everyone will love.