WEIRDO V3: This one’s been a long time coming, but something we’re insanely proud of on lots of fronts.
This is our first directly sourced coffee and we did it with our friends Christian and Mario from the farms El Xalum and Monte de Oro in Guatemala. This iteration of Weirdo is by far the best yet; 50/50 Natural Guatemala, Washed Guatemala. We’re tasting peanut butter, grapes, and juicy goodness.
We’ve got loads of info about the farms and the incredible guys that made this blend possible below
El Xalum and La Revuelta:
This farm has belonged to the Samayoa family since the 1800’s, it was named Belen, it initially started producing black die from cactus but when synthetic dies were invented there were no longer clients for this product, which forced the family to start with different products. A few of these products were cattle, coffee, corn, beans, and other vegetables. In the mid 1900’s the Samayoa farm was split in the family members, the land was inherited by my mother Carmen Samayoa. In 1995 me and my wife Julia, purchased a small piece of land which we named La Revuleta, we immediately started planting only coffee and have managed the farm ever since. Then in 2013 we started to manage El Xalum when it was given to us by Carmen and my oldest son Christian Jr. joined the equation and started helping to manage the farm. Then in 2016 we set ourselves to a new project which was the building of our own wet mill called “Los Lirios de Belen”; Belen in honor of the original family farm and Lirios in honor of my grandmother Carmen Samayoa because she loved water hyacinth, which translates to Lirios. Our wet mill was built inside the farm La Revuelta. We built the wet mill in order to process our coffee with the highest quality machinery and quality control. We have concentrated in two different processes, Fully Washed and Natural process; in the coming years we will begin to experiment with Honey Process, which we think will give our coffee a new flavor profile; and this is only the beginning of what we have planned for our coffee!
MASL El Xalum: 1450m +
Hectares El Xalum: 54 Ha
MASL La Revuelta: 1400m +
Hectares La Revuelta: 8 Ha
Varietals: 97% Red Bourbon, 2% Yellow Bourbon, 1% Geisha (Future production 3 years)
Wet mill: Beneficio Lirios de Belen
Wet mill Processes: Natural and Washed lots
Drying time for Natural: 40-50 days
Drying time for Washed : 8-15 days
Monte de Oro:
Located in Acatenango Valley, Mr. Pedro Melendez owner of "El Socorro" inherited his 4 children. One of them my great grandfather, Fidel Melendez, re-named the farm Monte de Oro, inferring to the great fertility of the ground. Then my grandfather Ricardo Melendez inherits the farm and increases the coffee plantation, making the farm single crop. At the same time my grandfather dissatisfied about selling his coffee to our neighbors, Antigua Guatemala, he was convinced about the high quality of the regional cherry and got together with several producers and founded "Cooperativa Acatenango". My mother Ericka Melendez then took control of the administration in 1980 after my grandfather's passing. It's important to denote that she was the first lady in the area who administrated a coffee farm with success. Lastly in 2008, my mother and my father, Mario Rene Alarcón Aguilar, decided that it was time for me to take the administration. My name is Mario Ricardo Alarcón Melendez and I'm the 5th generation to oversee the farm. Due to my major (Mechanical Industrial Engineer), I took the duty to design a wet mill that would improve the coffee quality. Using the best machinery and with a simple and efficient process. Currently the farm has more than 5 varietals of coffee and 3 different processes, having wide variety of flavor for our worldwide clients.
Bourbon - Caturra
METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL:
1530m - 1690m
The Kalita Wave is such a killer method for all things coffee. It is extremely well balanced in it's ability to cater to tons of different kinds of coffee. We like Weirdo Blend on Kalita