Assembly Coffee - Guatemala, Finca Gascon
Taste Notes: Lemon Curd, Orange Zest, Reisnous.
- Farm — Finca Gascon
- Farmer — Felipe Contreras
- Region — Antigua, Guatemala
- Process — Washed
- Varietals — Orange Bourbon
- Altitude — 1750 - 2000 masl
Gildardo Contreras, always dreamed of a coffee farm since his childhood spent playing among the coffee trees in his backyard. In 2012 this became a reality when he purchased Finca Gasoon from a relative. At the time Finca Gascon was split between growing avocados and coffee but has since grown to focus on coffee and in particular, specialty coffee production.
The farm has already become renowned in Guatemala , and abroad, not just for exception coffees but also innovative and natural approaches to farming practices.
Earlier this year Nick visited Guatemala with long-time green coffee partner, Marta Dalton (Coffee Bird) and was introduced to Felipe after being struck by the quality of his coffee in a blind cupping. In his own words:
"Sometimes a coffee just speaks for itself and this is a perfect example of how balanced good coffee can be."