Lot EI12: SL28

The history of this beans is similar to the Ethiopian Heirloom or EI04. Seeds came from Costa Rica and are well adapted to the mountains of El Injerto. The plantation is still young and we onlly produce a small amount of this coffee now. We cupped and liked very much the quality of the variety and that is why we brought the seeds to El Injerto. 

This is the 3rd harvest here, the plants are doing really well and we are very happy with the cup quality. 

Lot Description

Reference Number:EI12
Opening Bid:$25.00/kg
Increment:$0.50
Weight:62.5 kgs
Varietal:SL28
Process:Wet process (Washed)
Harvest:January and February 2022
Grade:Specialty AAA
Screen Size:16+
Boxes:3
Boxes Size:**Boxes of 23kg each with 2 bags of 11.5kg inside
Location:Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producer:El Injerto Estate
Plot:Patagonia Norte
Country:Guatemala
Fermentation:50 hours dry fermentation
Drying Method:African beds
Storage:Dry Cherry- El Injerto Warehouse

Farm details

Producer Name: Arturo Aguirre
Farm Name: El Injerto S.A.
Country: GUATEMALA
Region: La Libertad
Town: Huehuetenango
Farm Size: 250.0 ha
Founding Year: 1874
Altitude Range: 1500 to 1900
Average Temperature: 13°C to 26°C°C
Processing Methods: Wet and Dry Process
Location: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Washing Station: El Injerto
Washing Station Manager: Roberto Cardona
Mill: El Injerto
Soil PH Mean: 5,5
Water Source: Mountain
Energy Source: Water and Sun
Farm Elevation: 1500 to 1900
Average Rainfall: 2000mm
Humidity: 50%
Certifications:
  • CO2 Neutral

Producer Story:

Jesús Aguirre Panamá was the first owner of this farm, which he acquired during the year 1874. He started planting sugarcane to produce crystallized sugar known as “panela” (brown sugar loaf), corn, beans, and tobacco. Around 1900 he started the planting and production of COFFEE, and called the farm EL INJERTO, as ‘injerto’ is the name of a native fruit from the area.

Today the farm is managed by the third and fourth generation of the Aguirre family, who has worked the farm since 1956, when production was approximately three hundred (300) bags of parchment coffee. Now they work with a great team and with the same mission, to produce specialty coffee; maintaining agricultural practices friendly to the environment and focusing in entrepreneurial social responsibility to achieve a new farm management manner, economically viable for all parties involved.

After all this years they have specialized in producing high quality coffee. To be able to do this they have invested a lot in investigation, technology and education.

Located in the Highlands of Huehuetenango close to the famous Sierra de los Cuchumatanes the farm plantations goes from 1500masl (meters above sea level) all the way to 1920masl where the most delicate and exotic varieties are planted. El Injerto has mineral rich, non-volcanic soil, an average precipitation of 1600mm and temperature of 22ºC resulting in some of the best microclimates to produce Specialty Coffee.

El Injerto transmits with its coffees the most honest expression of its terroir characterized by the climate and soil attributes of location. Respect and learning of the place of origin of our varieties are the premises that direct the processes of our coffees.

The entire plantation is under shade using different tree varieties (Inga spp.; Gravillea robusta and Macadamia integrifolia) and canopies.

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