Farm/Mill: Finca La Severa
Farmer: Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa
Tasting Notes: Orange blossom, vanilla, candied lemon
Variety: Anacafe 14, Pache, Caturra, Sarchimor
It’s that time of year again, when our old friend and a PH favorite Ocelot decides to come out to play, and we could not be any more excited! The coffee hails from a family-owned estate located within the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillias, in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. The farm, Finca La Servera sits at about 1600 masl. They grow a unique mix of varietals from the rust resistant Sarchimor hybrid, and dwarf Caturra (a bourbon mutation which comprises 80% of the harvest) which are two distinctly Guatemalan cultivars. The original Pache variety was a naturally occurring Typica variation first observed in Guatemala, and has since spontaneously crossed with Caturra for a hybrid with nicer flavor and larger cherries. Then there’s Anacafe 14, a naturally occurring hybrid of Pacamara and Catimor with high rust resistance, short stature, and large fruits. All the coffee is fully washed after depulping and fermenting, then dried in the sun.
Named after the playful nocturnal feline, the Ocelot, this coffee is sure to bring a smile to your face. Sweet and juicy floral notes bounce out of the cup, bringing to mind fragrant orange blossom and vanilla pods. A sparkling, sweet acidity like candied lemon rounds out the finish.