Finca Miramundo - Guatemala
Pear | Nougat | Berry
WHOLE BEAN COFFEE. CHOOSE BAG SIZE ABOVE.
- 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
Delicious and Smooth
Posted by Candace Ottewell on 27th Nov 2018
I have always loved Transcend Coffee for its delicious flavour and smooth body. This coffee does not disappoint, and only needs a little milk added (for those who don't drink black coffee). I will definitely buy more of this coffee in the future.
Good alternative to East African
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jun 2015
All coffee at Transcend is excellent, so this review is mostly to say that if you like African coffees (Kenyan, Ugandan, Rwandan), you will like this more than most available in the summer.
Posted by Geoff on 26th May 2015
I usually go with light, fruity coffees. This one does not disappoint. Floral and smooth, top rated and my go to coffee.