Guatemala Finca El Pelicano, Filter
Farm: El Pelicano
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon, a bit of Mundo Novo
Processing: Fully washed (Wet Milling and sun-dried on patios)
Size of Finca: 8 Hectares Kilos produced: 1,343 (avg. Year) This year over three tonnes.
Elevation: 1,500 – 1,700 mts
Rainfall: 1,800 ml
Temperature: 18 – 22 c
Water Supply: Natural Spring Water
Shades Trees: Chalum
Owner: Francisco Florencio Méndez Ramírez and Family
Roast: Medium to developed filter roast.
2018 is the cleanest year of Pelicano so far. Rich buttery dark chocolate, Sweet lime, and some white grape notes.
60-65g per litre.
These coffee lands have belonged to the Mendez family for over 50 years, initially worked by Francisco’s Father. Francisco is now fully in charge of the coffee production, following the steps and tradition of his father. Francisco’s Father taking care of the coffee on the patios, while his son teaches in the local public middle school. Francisco is the second generation in charge of the plantation and coffee. He has made some changes and improvements in the management of the fields, shade, fertilisation, and pruning. With years of working in coffee, they have survived the many adversities that come with agriculture and the difficulties of selling coffee from such a remote region in the mountains of Huehuetenango (It takes over 10 hours to drive to their wet mill from Guatemala City). They have battled against coffee diseases, like leaf rust, climate change, erosion and depletion of the soils. However, they believe firmly that having a direct access to international markets of speciality coffee is the way forward for their family and coffee.