That’s all that came into our mind when we first cupped this caturra out of the roaster. In either black or white, expect deep citric acidity with an aftertaste of black tea and hints of yuzu from this amazing washed coffee from Finca La Bolsa.
Finca La Bolsa has an interesting history where it was actually founded by a full-time doctor Jorges Vides who later became the Director of National Hospital of Huehuetenango; he started the farms as a serious hobby out of his nurturing spirit, and the farms are now managed by the third-generation family.
Jorges Vides was so deeply humanitarian that he founded a school on his farm for the poor; the school carries his name to this day and it is authorised by Guatemalan’s Ministry of Education.
On the Naming of the Coffee
At The Crackpots Coffee Roaster, we always try to help beginners and advanced drinkers to understand more about coffees. One of our efforts is to explain the various cryptic names of coffees which could be confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of this coffee:
Guatemala is a Central American country south to Mexico.
Huehuetenango is a city and municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala.
Finca La Bolsa
The farm’s name, where finca means estate/ranch/farm in Spanish.
This coffee came from the central part of Finca La Bolsa where different segments meet, therefore named as “Encuentros” in Spanish. It literally means “meeting/encounter”.