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Silver Oak Coffee - Single estate: Finca Jauja, Guatemala

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Maple syrup, nutty with chocolate notes.

Finca Jauja has a long history in the Antigua area as a coffee producing farm being one of the very first to be planted. Owned by the Herrera family the plantation gained a reputation for superb coffee until the farm fell on to hard times in the last 20 years. A lack of interest and investment by the original owners decendants led the farms demise.
Located on the outskirts of Antigua this coffee is grown under the protection of Gravilea shade trees at an altitude of 1550 metres.

In 2010 Ricardo Zelaya of Finca Santa Clara, a favourite here at Silver Oak Coffee, began renting the farm. Extensive rebuilding and investment was undertaken with specific attention paid to topsoil replacement and the planting of the Bourbon varietal. The Finca Santa Clara team of managers and workers now handle to day to day running of this farm with a drive to continue to improve quality.

After hand picking all processing is undertaken at the nearby Finca Santa Clara wash mill.
Altitude: 1550m
Farm/Coop: Finca Jauja
Great for: Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Central America/Guatemala - Antigua
Process Method: Washed - at Finca Santa Clara and sun dried on patio
Roast Profile: Medium-light
Tasting Notes: Maple syrup, nutty with chocolate notes
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica

Roasterr: Silver Oak Coffee

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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.