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El Socorro Maracaturra – Santa Teresa

Strawberry jam, red grape, hazelnut.

Rich cherry-chocolate and sweet apple aromas lead into flavor notes of strawberry jam laced with red grape and caramel sweetness. Creamy body, bright, pink grapefruit acidity, and a soft hazelnut finish round out the cup.

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Finca El Socorro
Juan Diego de la Cerda
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Meet Juan Diego de la Cerda

Finca El Socorro was once part of Hacienda San Guayaba, founded in 1905 by Antonio López Colom. It passed through several hands before being brought back to the original family. Juan de la Cerda Colom began growing coffee there in 1980, and now, along with his son, Juan Diego, the Colom family are producing specialty coffees that place regularly in Cup of Excellence competitions.

Juan Diego grows several different varieties of coffee. This “Santa Teresa” lot sits on a steep, west-facing slope extending to the crest of the hill on the southwestern side of the farm. This section of the farm is planted to a hybrid of a the giant Maragogype bean and the more traditional and sweet Caturra variety, yielding a coffee that is delicate, flavorful, and sweet.These coffee shrubs and shade trees were pruned back in 2014. Increased sunshine and colder night temperatures have given the coffee an even sweeter flavor profile.

Palencia, Guatemala

Though not one of the eight coffee growing regions established by the National Coffee Association of Guatemala (Anacafe), the municipality of Palencia in Guatemala Department (state) is making a name for itself, nonetheless. 17 villages call this part of the mountainous country home, and here agricultural field crops are a mainstay. Coffee cultivation fits right in. Elevation, volcanic soils, and climate are all conducive for the development of specialty coffee.

Palencia, approximately 50 km north of Guatemala City, is included in the Metropolitan region of the country. Maya people, along with the Garifuna, the Xinca and the Ladina form a majority of the population, though Spanish is the dominant language used. Shaken by earthquakes and ripped by warfare, this part of the country has seen hardship and poverty aplenty. Coffee farmers hope that by improving the quality of their crops, they can obtain better prices, and improve the quality of their lives, educate their children, invest in their communities.

Topeka, KS

PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Topeka Kansas, 1993: an unlikely place and time for one of the most groundbreaking Direct Trade coffee companies in the world to be founded, but that's just what Fred Polzin and Jeff Taylor did. PT's Coffee Roasting Co.'s slogan is, "Without the love, it's just coffee.", and they certainly live up to it. (In fact, Jeff married a Colombian coffee pro, Maritza, now Director of Quality Control for PT's).

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. has won many awards, including Roast Magazine's 2009 "Roaster of the Year" and a 2012 Good Food Award medal. Building on a history so solid, PT's is pushing into the future of the coffee industry with promise and momentum.


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