Finca Capetillo GUATEMALA - Thomas Joseph Butchery - Ethical Dry-Aged Meat The Best Steak UK Thomas Joseph Butchery

Finca Capetillo GUATEMALA

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Cocoa and candied grapefruit with medium acidity and full body - medium to dark roast


Coffee has been grown and processed on Capetillo since the 1880s. The first shipment of Capetillo to London was a small lot of thirty bags in 1889 (not to us). Originally, the farm was a sugar plantation, but slowly over almost one hundred years it was converted to a coffee estate. The waterwheels, which powered the sugar mill, were built in Glasgow by Mirrlees & Tait in 1865 and are still in place and functional. The farm is currently modernising the system to provide more sustainable power for the coffee mill. The farm lies in‑between the Acatenango and Agua volcanoes at an average of 1500 meters which is a bit too high for extensive sugar production but great for growing exceptional coffee. In June last year another volcano, Fuego, close to Capetillo erupted. Luckily for the team at Capetillo the volcano erupted from its far side, meaning that the initial ash, lava and stones didn’t reach the farm. Later in the week though, the highest areas of the farm suffered from a rain of small volcanic stones and the trees were damaged. The farm manager, Pedro, decided to prune back the affected trees, sacrificing ten percent of this crop in order to help the trees recover from the foliage loss. The shade of the volcanoes helps cool the farm’s micro‑climate ensuring a slow maturation of the cherries which along with the high altitude, careful selection and processing, produces delicious coffees from Capetillo, but unfortunately Guatemala lies on the Pacific ring of fire and eruptions and earthquakes are a frequent part of life here. We have shipped this year’s coffee from Capetillo and its sister farm Santa Catalina. The farms are now in a post‑harvest tidy up, pruning and application of compost phase. As Guatemala is currently in lock‑down, the people working at Capetillo and Santa Catalina have been separated into small, cohort teams which work in different areas of the farm.

Our team will get your order ready 24 hours before the date requested at checkout. Everything will be cut fresh, packaged with the utmost care by our team and then boxed with ice packs in our sustainable packaging, ready to be delivered Next Day.

Your order will be sent via DPD to the postal address given, on the day of delivery DPD will send you a one hour timeslot for when their driver will drop off to your location. The driver will leave safe if you are not in so the box can be left outside until you arrive back home.

Our cool boxes maintain the right ambient temperature for up to 48 hours so your box will always arrive fresh and chilled.

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- Sincere desire to ensure that every cut we prepare and product we make is sent out first class, nothing less

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