This is a lovely sweet coffee with a coating mouthfeel and some great notes of cherries and marzipan.
Finca Bourbon has been in the Echeverria family since 1870, and was first planted with Bourbon coffee in 1878. Since then the seeds have been collected from the old Bourbon trees and so the varietal has been preserved.
The Farm is located in Patzún, at the border of the Atitlan and Acatenango regions, in the Chimaltenango department. It is the only farm in the area that grows coffee and, in 1996, it became one of the first coffee farms in Guatemala to be certified as organic.
Finca Bourbon sits at between 1,500–2425 metres above sea level and and extends over 286.44 hectares, of which 96.44 hectares are planted with coffee. The remaining 190 hectares form a protected forest reserve and are a haven for local wildlife. The coffee grows in the shade of native trees and is selectively handpicked only when fully ripe. The cherries are then fully washed and sun dried on patios.