Origin • Huehuetenango
Varietal • Bourbon/Caturra
Process • Fully Washed
Roast • Light
Filter, French Press
Mandarin orange, red grape, cabernet, almond
Guayabales Pedro is the strong but silent type. At 58 years old, he says very little, observing until the time is right to ask the perfect question. All of his brothers all respect him a great deal, and when he does speak up they all listen intently. He's a great listener and open-minded, a very patient and steady person. A crop which takes 7 years from seed to first full harvest benefits greatly from a disposition such as his. In the rare moment he's not farming, he enjoys watching soccer matches and listening to music; he also plays the piano. He has 2 daughters and 6 sons, and his sons Ervin and Nehemias work on the farm with him.
The Guayabales lots have consistently showed a hard candy sweetness and great acidity. Pedro uses aggressive pruning methods more than most of his siblings and it seems to be working well for him. His yields are more streamlined from year to year. There is some shade from trees and some from the steep shape of the land itself, the aspect and slope bringing shade during the early morning and often fog in the afternoon, slowing growth.
Guayabales, like all farms in Guatemala has had its challenges. While he has mostly overcome rust in the past years, the difficult road to Hoja Blanca makes the harvest difficult, especially after heavy rains. Pedro's goal is to continue to improve his lots, adding different varieties and over time improving processing techniques.
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