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Guatemala Finca El Tambor

Sweet Lemon Flower, Candied Citrus, Chocolate Brownie Finish

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Tasting Notes : Sweet lemon flower, candied citrus, chocolate brownie finish 

Origin : Guatemala

Suggested Brew Method : Pour Over, French Press, Drip


The Story: This year marks the fourth consecutive season we have offered Guatemala El Tambor from the farm of Victor Calderon. Victor represents the fifth generation of coffee farmers from a family that has been in coffee for more than 100 years. El Tambor, however, is a newer farm, located just outside of Guatemala City. Victor bought the farm at the beginning of 2001, and has realized his dream of revitalizing a farm at sufficient altitude to specialize in high-quality Arabica production.

The farm is managed with eight year round employees. Each has a permanent residence on the farm, and ten percent of the farm is given over to the workers to produce their own vegetables. Nearly half the farm has been left untouched, and is set aside as a conservation area.

All coffee is picked and processed in micro lots of around 22 bags, selected according to location on the farm with attention to varietals making up the lots. Our lot consists of fully washed, sun dried Bourbon varietal grown at about 5,550 feet.

This year's El Tambor displays the subtle complexities characteristic of this coffee in a slightly different balance. There's a bit of spice in the dry aroma, and the initial flavor notes are sweet with floral overtones. The refined acidity unfolds more citric than green apple this year, and the layered chocolate finish combines with a bit thicker body to suggest brownies right out of the oven.

Region: Palencia, El Duranzo 

Farm: Finca El Tambor 

Processing: Washed and Sundried 

Elevation: 5,500-6,000 feet

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5 Average based on 2 reviews Write a Review
Written by el on Jan 31st 2020


We had this at my daughter's home in Seattle over the Christmas holiday. So delicious and aromatic that I was thrilled to be able to order online.

Written by David on Oct 22nd 2018

outstanding coffee

rich in the cup with caramel notes on the nose. smooth mouthfeel with a long, mild chocolate finish. outstanding coffee.