In the beginning of the 60’s, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) established an identity code for each exporting country that, followed by the exporters code and the loading/shipping number, is stamped since then in each bag of coffee. As a small tribute to the history of the bag of coffee, Cafés El Magnífico wants to contribute perpetuating this traditional numeration.
Coffee Pulcal
Guatemala
11
Carmona
Maria del Socorro Ester Zelaya Aguirre
Antigua
Sacatepéquez 
1.500 – 1.800 msnm
Red and Yellow Bourbon
Washed

Coffee Pulcal

From 10,00 to 40,00

Clear
COFFEE CUP COST AT HOME
THE FARM
The grandfather of the actual owner bought the farm in 1910 and made the first exports in 1918. María Zelaya, third generation, manages the family inheritance since 1959.
The farm, of well know prestige, grows its coffee trees in a very traditional way. A devastating leaf rust attack in 2012 led Doña Maria to make all the necessary changes in the management of the farm to overcome the disease. With the help of Luís Pedro and Ricardo Zelaya they started to work with the renovation of the tissue, nutrition and plague control. The result of this effort were; better yields, more vigorous and healthy plants, but, above all, the excellent quality of coffee was back, which this family has delivered to specialized roasters all over the world harvest after harvest.
Pulcal came finalist in the Cup of Excellence in the years 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
PROCESS
The cherries are harvested between December and April but reach their peak at the end of February and beginning of March.
Pulcal coffee, that takes its name from the washing station, is processed and washed in the most traditional way, using crystal clear water from mountain springs. Following, the parchment is sun dried in patios.
CUPPING NOTES
Sweet and elegant nutty fragrance. Very sweet fruity aroma with nutella notes. Juicy, clear, notes of black fruits like plums and nuts. Very clean, very sweet with medium intensity.
ORIGIN
Antigua region is rich in volcanic soils, with low humidity, a lot of sun and cool nights. This valley is surrounded by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Occasionally, Fuego, one of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala – adds a fine layer of ashes, rich in minerals to the Antiguan soil. This volcanic pumice holds back moisture in the soil and this helps to compensate the shortage of rain in the area. Shade is especially dense to protect the coffee trees from the occasional freezing in the region.