Guatemala Pulcal Espresso
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
When cupping through our selections from Pulcal eariler this year, we were so impressed with the level of sweetness and viscosity in this lot that we kept it aside sepcifcally for use on our espresso menu. Look foward to concentrated dried fruit sweetness with softer stone fruit notes and a well rounded, buttery texture.
Pulcal is located in the picturesque Antigua valley, Guatemala. Here Maria Zelaya, 3rd generation owner and producer has been producing fantastic coffees for over 50 years. On her farm lie 80 year old avocado trees as well as a section that actively produces dairy products like milk and cheese. It’s been in the Zelaya family for over 100 years. The name comes from the word “Pulke” which is an alcoholic beverage that used to be made at the farm; it is similar to Mezcal and Tequila. Coffee from Pulcal is exported by the nearby Bella Vista mill which is managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya, Maria’s nephew. A trained agronomist and 4th generation coffee producer, Luis and his team are elevating the coffee quality year after year as well as providing education and work for the surrounding community. We’ve happily worked with the Zelaya family and Bella Vista for many years and they continue to deliver clean, superbly balanced and delicious coffees.
18 grams of freshly ground coffee / Timer for 28 - 32 seconds / Pull 37 - 39 grams of liquid espresso / Grouphead at 200 - 201°F / 9 bars at machine gauge
- Producer: Maria Zelaya Aguirre
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: Antigua
- Elevation: 1500 - 1850 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Bourbon, Typica
- Processing Method: Washed
- Roast Level: Light Espresso Roast