DescriptionFarm: El Socorro y Anexos Location: Palencia, Guatemala Owner: Juan Diego de la Cerda Size of Farm: 500 Ha Altitude: 1,650 – 1,800 masl Average Temperature: 22 c Annual Rainfall: 1,300 ml Soil: Loamy sand Shade Trees: Gravilea Variety: Maracaturra Process: Washed
In the cup: Honey and Malt syrup, winey, passion fruit with raisins
Maracaturra is cross between the Caturra and Maragogype cultivars. Maragogype is often referred to as the elephant bean and this explains the large bean size of maracaturra.
Finca El Socorro has been highly decorated for their coffee.
Finca El Socorro’s history is a long and complicated one. It dates from 19th century, when Antonio López Colom started working in the farm. It was not until 1960, when Mario De La Cerda, and his wife Maria Colom (next in the successor’s Line of Antonio Lopez Colom) bought a big farm composed in three properties: El Socorro, San Guayabá, and Rio Arriba. Bringing back these lands to the original family owners.
His son, Juan De La Cerda Colom began managing the farm. He had always wanted to plant coffee in this location. His father allowed him to take over and plant coffee under one condition: “never become indebted”. In 1999 Diego de la Cerda, now the third generation, began to manage the farm and make some changes in the production and coffee processing, always with quality as the priority. Right now the farm produces many coffee varietals and exports coffee to more than 12 clients over the world.
- 2007 1st place Cup Of Excellence (El Socorro)
- 2007 1st place COTY (Coffee of the year) Best of Origin winner Guatemala SCAA
- 2008 4th place Cup Of Excellence (El Socorro)
- 2009 10th place Cup Of Excellence (El Socorro)
- 2011 1st place Cup Of Excellence (El Socorro)
- 2012 2nd place Cup Of Excellence (El Socorro)
- 2013 1st place Cup Of Excellence (El Socorro)
- 2015 3st place Cup Of Excellence (El Socorro)