Tasting notes: INTENSE AMARETTO AROMA WITH NOTES OF POACHED PEAR & CANDIED ALMOND
Owner: Arnoldo Pérez
Process: White Honey
Type: Red Caturra, Bourbon
Altitude: 1600-1750 MASL
Finca la Senda, run by Arnoldo Pérez Melendez & his wife Maria Eugenia Escobar, dates back to the forties, when Arnoldo’s father pioneered the plantation of coffee in the surroundings of the Aldea el Socorro in Acatenango.
In 2017, with the visit of a specialty coffee trader & Coffee consultant, blind cuppings showed the potential of the finca’s cherries. The subsequent discussion motivated Arnoldo to build his own “beneficio”, with constructions initiated in April 2017 & completed over the course of six months, prolonged fermentations &
experimental processes such as this white honey processed lot, emphasizes Acatenango characteristics & significantly increase flavour complexity.