Guatemala

Canajal

Canajal

Juicy forest berries by Antonio Medina in the Chimaltenango region, grown on a plot of land inherited from his father.

This lot has a juicy expression, with forest berries balanced by rich brown sugar.

  • Producer
    Antonio Medina
  • Coffee expression
    A sweet & acidic coffee
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Antonio Medina inherited his land from his father in the late 1980’s

Guatemala

Canajal de Medina

Antonio Medina inherited Canajal de Medina from his father in the late 1980’s. He split the land among his children, each of whom took different directions with their agricultural pursuits. Antonio initially followed in his father’s footsteps, growing mainly corn and beans, but had always wanted to farm coffee. His passion for the product stems to his youth, where his dual interest in both agriculture and flavour drove him to work on several coffee farms, building experience and knowledge for when he could one day inherit land and grow his own business. In the early 90’s, he felt ready to embark on his own coffee journey, and started to pull out plots of corn to plant the first coffee trees in 1991. Over the intervening years, Antonio has built his business slowly, planting more trees and even purchasing extra land from his neighbouring siblings. He now has 25 hectares of land, planted with Caturra and Bourbon. Canajal de Medina is located just north of the town of San Martin Jilotepeque, in the Chimaltenango region, much closer to Guatemala City than the very rural Huehuetenango region, where the majority of our Guatemalan lots are grown.

He has slowly grown his business, and now has 25 hectares planted with Bourbon and Caturra

Canajal

Washed Bourbon and Caturra

Antonio has seen that producing speciality coffees has led to much greater payments over the past few harvests, and aims to plant plots with even higher quality varietals over the next few seasons, while also improving his processing by building raised beds. Currently, he believes he is only able to produce quality washed coffees while drying on patios, so the prospect of exotic varietals and some new processes is exciting, both for us and for the future of his business. This washed lot of Bourbon and Caturra has a juicy expression, with forest berries backed up by a brown sugar sweetness. We are grateful for the opportunity to share Antonio’s coffee, a testament to the work that our Guatemalan partners at Primavera are doing in very different parts of the country.

Technical Data

  • Producer

    Antonio Medina
  • Region

    Chimaltenango
  • Altitude

    1700 masl
  • Varietal

    Bourbon, Caturrra
  • Process

    Washed
  • Harvest

    January 2022

Washed Process

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade.

The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavour that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.


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