Finca El Tambor

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Coffee:  Finca El Tambor

Varietal:  100% Bourbon

Processing:  fully washed and sun dried

Altitude: 1676 - 1860 masl

Owner: Victor Calderon

Location: El Duranzo, Palencia, Guatemala

Cup Score:  85.75

     Victor Calderon represents the 5th generation of coffee farmers that has been in coffee for more than 100 years. 

El Tambor however is a relatively new addition. Victor bought the farm at the beginning of 2001 in exchange for his house and car and set to renovate and replant the farm which slipped into disuse over past decade.

Victor manages the farm with 8 people who are in charge of their own specific  areas and duties. All employees have permanent residence at the farm and 10% of the land is given to the workers to produce their own vegetables. Nearly half of the farm has been left under forrest and is set aside entirely as conservation area. 25 seasonal pickers are employed for the harvest. 

Coffee is picked and processed in microlots selected according to location on the farm with attention to varietals making up the lots. Victor continues to process all coffee using a small pulper with diesel motor. More energy efficient and economical. 

El Tambor farm placed in Guatemalan Cup of excellence and is producing some excellent lots.

Cup Profile:

Big, black cherry chocolate, smooth creamy body.






fruity dark chocolate

Suitable for:

Cafetiere Filter machine Espresso machine Hob percolator Aeropress

£2.95 per 100g