Copy of Finca Cuxinales - Varietal Separation CATURRABorealis Coffee Company
This coffee comes from one of the farms that Brian and David visited in March of 2019: Finca Cuxinales. Coffee has a wide range of different varietals such as bourbon, the coveted Gesha, Pacas, maragogipe, or this particular varietal: CATURRA.
The caturra varietal is a natural mutation from the Bourbon varietal and was introduced in Guatemala in the 1940s, but widespread commercial adoption didn’t happen for another three decades. Today, it is one of the most economically important coffees in Central America, to the extent that it is often used as a “benchmark” against which new cultivars are tested.
We roast this coffee right in the medium range to bring out the smooth body, thick chocolate notes, and subtle nutty undertones that make this varietal so popular. We're offering this coffee for a base of comparison against the more sought after Pacamara we're offering from the same farm.
ABOUT THE FARM: (from the importer:)
Los Cuxinales is a plantation located in the southern Antigua valley. It’s lower altitude and sloped elevation allow for easy irrigation of the land resulting in a very consistent coffee crop with equally consistent quality. The name Cuxinales comes from the Cuxin tree, which is used to provide shade on the plantation. These trees attract multiple varieties of birds and insects, increasing the biodiversity of the farm. The soil is relatively rough and sandy compared to other farms in the surrounding area.