2018 Guatemala El Injerto Estate El-04 Pacamara-Las Milpas- Patagonia Natural
Pioneer of single-origin coffees in Central America, 6-times winner of "Cup of Excellence"
A well-known 100 year-old coffee estate that is on equal footing as the La Esmeralda estate! 6-times winner of Cup of Excellence ("COE")
The estate is located in Huehuetango, an amazing region that produces coffee. In the region, there are steep and sharp mountain ranges and narrow valleys and hot winds blowing from the low valleys of the neighboring Mexico. This hot air warms the mountainside, allowing coffee to grow in a high altitude region, which is uncommon. Injerto estate has become a legend globally due to the high quality coffee it produces. It has attained numerous awards in the Cup of Excellence, many more than the other coffee estates in the world. It focuses on the details of the entire process, including how the coffee cherries float, ferment, soak, dry and how they are properly stored, and the operation of its own dry-processing factory. Injerto estate has always been the pioneer of Central American specialty coffee. Approximately 50 years ago, it was one of the first estates to focus on single origin coffee and vertical integration of production to produce high quality coffee. Injerto estate has a total area of 720 hectares, most of the area with an altitude of 1500 to 2000 metres. Coffee, fruits, grain crops and ornamental plants are grown there. The remaining hectares are treated as ancient primeval forests for conservation purposes, helping the estate to maintain its unique temperature. There is also a clean water source from the mountains. Moreover, the area is a perfect sanctuary for wildlife, allowing coffee cultivation to be part of the efforts to protect our natural ecosystem.
Pacamara coffee originated from Salvador, and is a combination of Maragogype coffee and Pacas coffee. Pacas belongs to Bourbon coffee and is similar to Caturra. On the other hand, Maragogype originated from Brazil and its beans are the largest in size, a.k.a. elephant beans. Pacamara coffee was once one of the most sought after types of coffee by top coffee buyers.