|Producer||The Venture Family|
|Harvest||December - March|
Expect notes of Milk Chocolate, Honey, Poached Apple.
Founded by Don Gregorio Zamora, now four generations later the Finca Rabanales farm is run by siblings from the same family: Rafael, who takes care of the technical growing, and Maria Elena, who handles quality control and cupping. Together they have kept the family’s vision for creating delicious, unique coffee alive.
A testament to this is the massive diversity of 14 different cultivars on the farm, where they can learn and develop new skills in production. This dedication is also seen in the many studies they run with new natural coffee mutations, innovative fertiliser techniques and experimental plots all tested on the farm.
Finca Rabanales is one of the only farms within the city limits of Guatemala City, in the region of Fraijanes. Although an ever-more urbanised region, it’s an ideal place to grow coffee. With generous rainfall, high humidity, intermittent sunlight and rich volcanic soil, the land creates the best circumstances for delicious coffee to grow.
Not far from Antigua, this coffee shares a lot of the signature notes of the region, with round honey-like sweetness and a calm fruitiness that makes it both an accessible cup, with subtle complexities to explore.
Organic House Blend was created by blending two organic coffees from Latin America: the Colombian Los Vascos and the Nicaraguan San Juan. Carefully roasted to highlight the coffees’ vibrant and natural flavours, House Blend is a crowd pleasing combination of sweeetness and balance.
Organic Classic Blend was created by blending two coffees from Latin America: the Brazillian Dutra and the Colombian Belen. Combining the intense nut-and-chocolate flavours of the former with the smooth sweetness of the latter, this is a big, bold roast which you won’t soon forget.
Organic Decaf is an easy-to-drink, classic coffee. Decaffeinated using the all-natural sparkling water method, it's made from lots grown in the forests of the West Nile. The coffee cherries here ripen slowly, creating a naturally sweet, complex cup which is incredibly smooth and balanced.