Finca Miramundo - green, unroasted coffee
Stewed Pear | Nougat | Ripe Berry | Floral | Syrupy
Please note: this product is green, unroasted coffee. You will need to roast this coffee yourself.
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: Pueblo Nuevo Vinas, Santa Rosa
- Farmer: Javier Fernandez
- Processing: Fully washed, dried on raised beds in greenhouses
- Altitude: 1700-2000 meters above sea level
- Varieties: Catuai, Bourbon and Caturra
Javier Fernandez’s goal five years ago was to turn newly purchased Finca Miramundo into a working farm. After consulting with his close friend Luis Pedro Zelaya, he worked with his manager to come up with a system that now sees not only all 315 hectares recovered, but 28 hectares dedicated to coffee production. They developed a pruning and stumping strategy that encourages new tissue growth while taking advantage of pre-existing rootstock for nutrient delivery. This process not only sees to the trees’ developmental needs, but provides a better cherry yield, as the tree is capable of producing sooner than a new tree would.
Cherries from Javier’s plot are delivered to neighbouring farm, Santa Ana, for wet-milling (where the skin and the pulp of the fruit are removed prior to drying) and then fermented for 36 hours. After the remaining mucilage is washed, the bean is dried in specially designed greenhouses, or on large concrete patios for eight to twenty days, during which the temperature and moisture content thoroughly monitored. Once dried and in parchment (the protective skin of the seed), the green coffee is delivered to Luis Pedro’s mill Bella Vista in Antigua for dry-milling, warehousing and export.
The results of all this thorough and hard work are evident in the continually improving quality we have found in the coffee. This is our third year purchasing Finca Miramundo and we are excited to continue working with them in the years to come!
New growth coffee shrub at the Finca Miramundo farm
Raised drying beds in greenhouses at the Santa Ana Mill
Coffee washing channels at the Santa Ana Mill
Drying Patios at the Santa Ana Mill
Santa Ana Mill