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Specialty coffee from Guatemala, inexplicable rarity
It is obviously for 3 generations that the family of Don Juventino Miron has owned and cultivated coffee in the heart of the El Encanto farm. The whole family lives and earns an income from the family coffee plantation. Despite a great loss of volume in 2014-2016, the family of Don Juventino Miron did not give up. They decided to get back on their feet by replanting 60,000 trees to replace the losses caused by rust, a disease of the coffee tree. Currently run by Don Juventino Miron, this peasant's farm is located between 1,500 and 1,600 meters above sea level. He mainly produces the catuai variety and applies washing at home. It is located in the sub-region of Fraijanes in the heart of the Antigua region. The farm holds an area of 17 hectares. The beauty of this plantation is shared from father to son on the spot. Don Juventino keeps telling children about his experience, explaining that there is nothing more beautiful than growing coffee. Little did he know that his farm would have as much potential as it has today. Don Juventino does not stop there. He relies on a plantation of 17 hectares, but in the wild to allow local biodiversity. Indeed, many animal species find their nests there, which also protects the plantation. but in the wild to allow local biodiversity. Indeed, many animal species find their nests there, which also protects the plantation. but in the wild to allow local biodiversity. Indeed, many animal species find their nests there, which also protects the plantation.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the peculiarities of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of smell, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
80+: very good coffees
85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare