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We like it best at a ratio of a single shot to 4oz milk, then a double shot to 8oz for best results.
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Farm: Finca El Tambor Varietal(s): 100% Bourbon
Processing: Full washed & sun dried on patios
Altitude: 1,676 to 1,860 metres above sea level Owner: Victor Calderon Town: El Durazno Region: Palencia Country: Guatemala Total size of farm: 150 hectares
Area under coffee: Approx. 75 hectares
Prizes: #7 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, 2010; #17 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, 2015; #25 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, 2017
Victor Calderon represents the 5th generation of coffee farmers from a family that has been in coffee for more than 100 years; El Tambor, however, is a relatively new addition to the rich mosaic of farms dotting this region of Guatemala, just outside of Guatemala City.
Founded as a cattle farm in the 1930s, El Tambor’s previous owner had converted the farm’s steepest, highest slopes to coffee during the 1960s. However, as price volatility worsened during the late 1980s and early 1990s, he ceased to focus on coffee farming and instead granted mineral rights to a mining company, which began speculatively mining in various locations within the farm’s 700 hectares. Throughout the 1990s, the farm was slowly abandoned apart from these exploratory excavations – that is, until Victor took control of the land.
Victor bought the farm at the beginning of 2001 with the aim of moving out of Robusta cultivation (in which his family had previously specialised) and into Arabica. The bottom was falling out of the Robusta market at the time, and whileArabica wasn’t particularly stable either, he had a dream of finding a farm that lay at 1,500 metres or above so that he could specialise in high-quality, speciality Arabica production.
El Tambor means ‘The Drum’ in Spanish: it is assumed that the name comes from the sounds of an underground river pounding under the ground, making a drum-like sound. Even though the sound can no longer be heard today, Victor carries on marching to the beat of his own drum, innovating and refusing to follow the well-trodden path simply because of accepted agricultural practices. In the future, Victor and his family want to continue planting single varietal areas, focusing on new and less planted varieties, such as Amarello, Pacamara, and Amarello geisha.
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