Marcala, La Paz
18 Conejo, a family business headed by the mom, Dulce, with eight employees. Flhor de Maria Zelaya is in charge of commercialization of green coffee for export. The team works out of an office and cupping lab in Marcala. The farm consists of more than 20 parcels. Bourbon, Catuai, Parainema and Catimor varieties grow between 1300 and 1400 masl. 18 Conejo’s main attribute is being the first certified biodynamic coffee farm in Central America.
This principle of biodynamic farming starts with organic production and continues by using only locally available materials. The family uses an extensive program of soil preparations based on science and spirituality. These concentrates are applied to the soil in very small quantities but go a very long way in creating nutrition for the plants. The concentrates are made of ingredients such as dried flowers and spices and buried in animal organs such as the bladder as well as the skull. The biodynamic principles are very elaborate and unique, which has earned 18 Conejo international fame and awards. COMICOVEL is supported by Catholic Relief Services (CRS)’s Cosecha Azul project, which preserves and manages freshwater sources on coffee farms in Central America.
Type: Single origin
Notes: Butterscotch, Milk chocolate, Caramel
Region: Marcala, La Paz
Farm: 18 Conejo
Varieties: Bourbon Catuai
Cupping score: 86
Here's the proposed ratios:
Espresso 1:2 in 30 seconds
We sell whole beans only and we suggest you grind it to perfection just before your brew!
Our coffee is delivered every Thursday, orders need to be entered before Monday 12 h 00 to be included in the Thursday shipment.