Guatemala Finca Las Nubes Antigua Washed Bourbon

In the cup expect a lovely creamy mouthfeel of liquid caramel and soft milk chocolate, whilst remaining very clean with just the gentlest of grape-like acidities. Then this turns into a biscuit sweetness, which all around reminds me very much of a Rocky biscuit.

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DETAILS

Las Nubes (translated as 'The Clouds') is a beautiful farm located on the slopes of the Acatenango Volcano, facing the city of Antigua. It's mostly planted with Bourbon and Caturra and in some areas it has a unique combination of both varieties mixed together.

The farm became a coffee plantation in the early 70s, and since then it has sold its coffee with the same name as the farm itself.

Shade is provided by the Gravilea tree. It works well for the coffee, providing cover whilst not competing with the coffee. When the shade needs to be cut back, the trees also provide a lot of firewood and lumber for construction on the farm. The soil is very loose, sandy, course, dark, and rich.

The farm has participated in several Cup of Excellence contests and was a finalist in 2008. Finca Las Nubes is part of the famous San Sebastian farm in Antigua, which is comprised of several smaller farms belonging to the Fallas family members. These farms include: San Sebastian, La Tacita, La Travesia, and Santa Catalina.

In the cup expect a lovely creamy mouthfeel of liquid caramel and soft milk chocolate, whilst remaining very clean with just the gentlest of grape-like acidities. Then this turns into a biscuit sweetness, which all around reminds me very much of a Rocky biscuit.

  • Farm: Las Nubes
  • Farmer: Pedro Echeverría & Juan Jose Falla
  • City: San Miguel Dueñas, Sacatepéquez
  • Region: Antigua, Guatemala
  • Farm Size: 53 Hectares
  • Coffee growing area: 53 Hectares
  • Altitude: 1,530 - 1,860 m.a.s.l.
  • Variety: Bourbon, Cattura
  • Processing System: Washed sun dried on patios

CUPPING NOTES

Milk chocolate, caramel, grape, Rocky biscuit.

Clean Cup: (1-8): 7
Sweetness: (1-8): 8
Acidity: (1-8): 6
Mouthfeel: (1-8): 7
Flavour: (1-8): 6
Aftertaste: (1-8): 6
Balance: (1-8): 6
Overall: (1-8): 6
Correction: (+36): +36

Total: (max 100): 88

Roasting Information
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark. Anywhere after first crack and around 20 or so seconds into second.

"Quick Look" Guide
Milk chocolate, caramel, grape, rocky biscuit

Good filter?
Yes

Good espresso?
Yes