El Injerto Maragogype
El injerto is a 7 time cup of Excellence winner and widely considered to be one of the top five coffee farms on the planet. Their commitment to quality is matched by very few and the views from atop of the farm are absolutely breathtaking.
In the early days of El Injerto, the owners began cultivating sugar cane to produce crystallized sugar locally known as "panela", corn, beans, and tobacco. During 1900 they started planting coffee, and called this section el Injerto (The Grafting), since this was what started the agricultural development in the area.
The current owner is Arturo Aguirre Escobar, representing the third generation of his family. He has worked the farm since 1956, when the production was approximately three hundred (300) bags of 100 pounds. El Injerto has a total of 447 hectares, most of them are between 1,500 and 2,000 meters above sea level, all planted with coffee, fruit orchards, basic grains and ornamental plants. The remaining hectares have been preserved as a thousand-year-old virgin forest, which gives the farm its special climate and adequate conditions to have clean water that springs directly from the mountains. In addition, it constitutes the perfect habitat for flora and fauna; and especially allows the production of coffee in an eco-system preserving our natural environment. The forest area surrounds the coffee plantations. The farm has an annual rainfall of 1800-2000 mm per year a relative humidity of 75% and an average temperature of 73°F (23°C). The soils are volcanic, profound, well drained, and with high contents of organic matter. Recently, el Injerto was awarded the distinction of being considered fully carbon neutral. An amazing accomplishment.
This year’s lot of maragogype varietal is remarkably balanced with a heavy buttery body and honey like sweetness. We hope you enjoy this coffee!
We taste: raspberry jam, brown butter, cinnamon toast, honey
Farm: Finca El Injerto
Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
Altitiude: 1500-2000 meters
Processing: Fully washed
This Coffee ships in 10 oz bags