Background about the farmer, Pedro, and Finca Guayabales.
Pedro is the strong but silent type. At 58 years old, he says very little, observing until the time is right to ask the perfect question. All of his brothers all respect him a great deal, and when he does speak up they all listen intently. He's a great listener and open-minded, a very patient and steady person. A crop which takes 7 years from seed to first full harvest benefits greatly from a disposition such as his. In the rare moment he's not farming, he enjoys watching soccer matches and listening to music; he also plays the piano. He has 2 daughters and 6 sons, and his sons Ervin and Nehemias work on the farm with him.
Pedro uses aggressive pruning methods more than most of his siblings and it seems to be working well for him. His yields are more streamlined from year to year. There is some shade from trees and some from the steep shape of the land itself, the aspect and slope bringing shade during the early morning and often fog in the afternoon, slowing growth.
Flavor Notes of Red Grape, Cocoa and Sweet Citrus.
Farmer: Pedro Villatoro Castillo
Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Variety: Caturra, Bourbon
Processing: Fully washed
Crop year: 2018