Guatemala Carmona Estate
This coffee is washed coffee (Wet Process) and is of the Typica and Bourbon Variety
Maple syrup, cherry, walnuts. Medium-high malic acidity. Full bodied and smooth.
Hacienda Carmona, is located in San Juan del Obispo, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, at 1,500 to 1750 meters above sea level, managed by Maria Zelaya. She has managed the farm since 1959, representing the third generation in coffee.
History goes back to the 16th century, when Don Juan de Carmona came to Guatemala with the Spanish conqueror Don Pedro de Alvarado and started cultivating a variety of agricultural products.
The farm was acquired by the Zelaya family in the late 1800’s.
Genuine Antigua “Café Pulcal” is planted in Hacienda Carmona. In order to maintain the high quality, the coffee plantation continues to be planted with varieties of Bourbon and Arabica Typica.
This plantation is located in a unique microclimate which enhances the productivity of the coffee plants.
Café Pulcal beans are processed and washed in the most traditional manner, using spring water from the surrounding mountains.
The brand Pulcal comes from one of the oldest plots at the farm, were Maguey (Agave) was planted for producing Pulque, a traditional Mexican alcoholic drink. This was at the time when Mexican Tlaxcala’s Indians were brought by the Spanish conquerors at the time when Don Juan de Carmona was on control of the land.