DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
This lot is a blend of 2 day lots from Pulcal, which stood out to us on the cupping table for their superbly clean, fruit forward cup profile. Look forward to a bouquet of dark fruits like blueberry and plum with complex sweetness like honey.
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, complex and delicious coffees.
1gram of freshly ground coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F – 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%
- Producer: Luis Pedro Zelaya
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: Antigua
- Elevation: 1500 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Bourbon
- Process Method: Washed
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast