Whole Beans, 250g
A fruity and delicious semi-washed coffee with notes of nectarine and caramel.
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Farm: Finca Rabanales
Producers: The Ventura Family
Altitude: 1630m above sea level
Varietal: Mundo Novo
Process: White Honey
Don Gregorio Zamora founded Finca Rabanales – now run by his great great grandchildren, this farm has been in the family for five generations.
Of the five siblings that make up the family, Rafael and Maria Elena manage the farm on a daily basis. Rafael manages the technical field details, whilst Maria Elena supports the cupping operations.
The farm didn’t start out with coffee – it originally farmed livestock. Don Gregorio Zamora planted coffee in 1894. From the beginning, the Ventura’s have been guided by their commitment to producing high quality coffee, something that has been passed on to each generation.
The family’s vision is to share their coffee with the world, and gain recognition for their high cup quality. When our export partners the Coffee Bird first met Finca Rabanales, they weren’t yet working in the speciality market. For five generations, coffee had been good business – but since the 1980’s, coffee prices have consistently been dropping. They knew they had good coffees, but they weren’t sure how to market them. Rafael says that the Coffee Bird business model is unique, and has helped them branch out into speciality. Since 2014, they have bought coffee from them every year and helped them to expand into the speciality market.
Finca Rabanales is one of the few that are still located within the limits of Guatemala City.