Guatemala - Duraznales | Washed
Region: San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango
Farms: Los Duraznales
Owner: Antonio Tomas
Harvest: Early 2021
Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai & Caturra
Elevation: 1700 MASL
Process: Fully Washed
340g / 1KG / 2.5KG - Whole Bean
Great for espresso and comfort filter coffee
Antonio Tomas is a second-generation coffee producer in San Antonio Huista in Huehuetenango region. Before the harvest Antonio focuses on the post-harvest practices and trains his pickers to be motivated for the harvest time. During the harvest he makes sure the cherries are picked when ripe and de-pulped the same day of the picking. After the de-pulping the coffee is being fermented with water for 36 hours in ceramic tanks, washed and soaked for another 12 hours in water. Eventually the coffee is dried in the sun on a patio for six days. Every day during the harvest Antonio makes sure the sacks, de-pulpers and patios are cleaned.
The name of Antonio’s farm, Los Duraznales, comes from the peach variety Duraznal, which Antonio’s farm had growing on it before cultivating coffee plants. There are some of these plants still left which create shade for the coffee trees.
“I started growing coffee 30 years ago with barely 300 plants. Seeing the profitability we continued to plant more. In the beginning we had very small de-pulpers which we turned with our hands and instead of the fermentation tanks we used wooden canoes. In 2010 and 2011 we suffered from the rust but through the training with ASIAST we have managed good results”, tells Antonio.