Lot EI07-E: Legendary Geisha "Peña Blanca"

History: This region is our second area with Geisha, planted one year later than Los Pinos. It faces west of the farm and receives the afternoon sun. It was planted under a huge and beautiful rock.

Process: We refer to our exhaustive process of hand sorting, separation, and selection of coffee beans throughout the washed and dry mill as the Peak Performance Process (P3).

This process includes extended fermentation for 48 hours, soaking for 24 hours after washing, and very slow drying. These steps enhance the flavors and increase the lifespan of the coffee!

Lot Description

Reference Number:EI07-E
Opening Bid:$25.00/kg
Increment:$0.50
Weight:69 kgs
Varietal:Geisha C.A.
Process:Washed
Altitude:1840 masl
Harvest:16 April 2023
Grade: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:Peña Blanca
Country:Guatemala
Fermentation:Dry Fermentation
Drying Method:Patio
Storage:Grain Pro Big Bags

Coffee details

Description:

BODY: Structured, Smooth, Round, Heavy, Silky, Creamy, Consistent[3], Complete.

CLEAN CUP: Clean.

BALANCE: Integrated.

SWEETNESS: Caramel[2].

FRAGANCE / AROMA: Aromatic, Floral[2], Chocolate, Sweet, Orange, Jasmine, Roses, Honey, Caramel[2].

FLAVOR: Minty, Red apple, Chocolate, Sweet[2], Licorice, Green Apple[3], Piney, Black tea, Floral, Lychee, Orange, Grape fruit[2], Jasmine, Honey, Caramel[2], Green tea.

AFTERTASTE: Poco seco, Refined[2], Lingering[2], Persistent[2], Long-lasting[3].

ACIDITY: Citric, Intense, Green apple[3], Malic[2], Refined, Bright[2], Orange, Tangerine.

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
Average Temperature: 16°C to 26°C°C
Location: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Farm Location: -0.140117, 50.833393
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 1950 masl
Average Rainfall: 1600 to 2000mm
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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