El Socorro #3
Variety: Red Caturra, Bourbon
Origin: Palencia, Guatemala
Producers: Juan Diego de la Cerda
It wouldn't be Guatemalan coffee season without checking in on the incredible coffees from Juan Deigo de la Cerda at El Socorro. We've featured coffees from El Socorro in years past, and we're always excited to see all the new offerings they have after harvest - it seems like every year they're taking things to the next level in terms of processing and meticulous lot separation. This year, we picked up a few offerings with unique varietal compositions - like this lot of washed Red Caturra and Bourbon beans. El Socorro grows many different varietals and tries different processes for different lots to produce a wide range of flavor profiles. They're a great representation of the depth and quality of coffee available in Guatemala today - and we're always happy to feature their beans.
This particular lot of Red Caturra and Bourbon was wet-processed and sun-dried, resulting in a uniquely smooth and creamy coffee with a weighty body. We're picking up on a distinct citrus note and a certain spiced quality, similar to nutmeg or cinnamon. It's very unlike other coffees we've had from El Socorro before, which is one of the things we love about them. Another thing we love, of course, is that all of their lots are incredibly delicious. Happy brewing!