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Clifton Coffee: Guatemala, Finca La Pila, Honey Process

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Finca La Pila is proudly run by Rodolfo Garcia and his wife Reina. Rodolfo has been in coffee his whole life. When he was young, he used to work on farms as a coffee picker to earn money, and at 25 years old, he inherited a plot of land from his father, so that he could start his own farm business. Little by little he managed to make steps ahead, increase the volume of his coffee, and invest in another plot of land. Rodolfo is always eager to work on the quality of his coffee. He is not only interested in developmental farming practices like analysing the soil for the benefits of the plants, but also of the processing. He even adopted a bicycle for depulping of his cherries! Rodolfo’s excitement is extremely contagious and has reached his neighbours.

This season Rodolfo coordinated the collection of cherries every afternoon at his farm, La Pila, together with his neighbours. As a result of this collaboration, this lot tastes wonderful.

Altitude: 1700-1750 masl
Farm/Coop: Finca La Pila
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Stove Top, Black, With milk
Origin: Guatemala, Central America
Region: Santa Ana La Montaña, Fraijanes
Owner: Rodolfo Garcia & Reina Isabel Alvares Barrera
Process Method: Honey Process
Tasting Notes: Mead :: sultana :: white grape
Varietals: Bourbon, Red Catuai, Yellow Catuai & Pache

Roasting and delivery information

We roast 5 days a week on our Diedrich IR-12 & CR-25. We roast and rest our EQ & E1 espressos only to a maximum of 10 days so these coffees will arrive ready to use. All other single origins are roasted to order on the next available roast day & sent out within 24 hours.

We recommend a minimum of 10 days rest past roast day on all our espressos and a minimum of 2-5 days rest on all filter coffees.

TO ENSURE SAME DAY ROASTING, ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11am. ANY ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER 11am WILL BE ROASTED THE FOLLOWING ROAST DAY.

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.