Finca Carrizal

Sacatepéquez is a department of Central Guatemala. It is largely mountainous and hosts a chain of active & dormant volcanoes including Acatenago, Volcan De Agua, and Volcan de Fuego. The volcanic soil and high altitudes make for ideal coffee growing conditions.

This coffee is sourced from Ricardo Zelaya and his farm Finca Carrizal in Antigua, Sacatepéquez. Finca Carrizal has a very special place in Ricardo’s heart as it was his first coffee farm. In 1986, at just 21 years old, he bought his own piece of land right next to his family’s farm. Here he has had the freedom and infrastructure to experiment using everything he’s learned over a lifetime in coffee.

The resulting cup reminds us of caramel, pecan & milk chocolate.
Sacatepéquez is a department of Central Guatemala. It is largely mountainous and hosts a chain of active & dormant volcanoes including Acatenago, Volcan De Agua, and Volcan de Fuego. The volcanic soil and high altitudes make for ideal coffee growing conditions.

This coffee is sourced from Ricardo Zelaya and his farm Finca Carrizal in Antigua, Sacatepéquez. Finca Carrizal has a very special place in Ricardo’s heart as it was his first coffee farm. In 1986, at just 21 years old, he bought his own piece of land right next to his family’s farm. Here he has had the freedom and infrastructure to experiment using everything he’s learned over a lifetime in coffee.

The resulting cup reminds us of caramel, pecan & milk chocolate.

Coffee origin

Country
Guatemala
Region
Sacatepéquez
Variety
bourbon, caturra, catuai, villa sarchi, pacas
Altitude
1300 - 1700 m
Farm
Finca Carrizal
Producer
Ricardo Zelaya
Process
washed
Roast
Medium

Tastes like

🍮
caramel
🥜
pecan
🍫
milk chocolate

Community reviews

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3.5 Very Good

5 Reviews

Simon Fournier-Smith | 😃 4.0 Excellent
Coffee maker
J'ai bien goûté la torréfaction moyenne, c'était équilibré. Un peu trop acide pour être bu noir selon moi mais ça disparait complètement lorsque j'ajoute un peu de lait. Je recommande pour un bel équilibre, pas trop corsé, mais pas trop doux non plus.
May 23, 2024
Celine Prell | 😃 3.5 Very Good
French press
Bit acidic, almost too much so to appreciate the flavor, which is subtle and frankly a little fruity - challenging to appreciate the stated notes.
May 23, 2024
Ryan Hook | 😃 3.5 Very Good
Espresso
Not bad… a little light on flavour. Can’t say that’s a bad thing though. As others said, it’s tasty and smooth, but I feel it’s missing a little something. UPDATE: This one has grown on me as I’ve had more of it in the past week. Quite like it now.
May 16, 2024