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Guatemala Finca Santa Margarita Acatenango


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Cupping Notes
Milk chocolate, light citrus, caramel, brown sugar, honey; bright acidity.

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryGuatemala
  • Local RegionChimaltenango, Acatenango
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyCaturra, Sarchimor, Catimor, Geisha
  • Altitude (meters)1,640 masl
  • HarvestSeptember - April
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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Finca Santa Margarita is the family farm of Camila Topke, one of our trading partners and a member of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance. In May, I visited Guatemala and learned firsthand the challenges Guatemalan producers are experiencing. Founded in 1838 by Camila’s great grandfather, Thomas Wyld, Santa Margarita is now 2,320 hectares––812 of which are coffee farms with Caturra, Sarchimor, Catimor, and Geisha varieties.

Santa Margarita is committed to serving the community and environmental sustainability––the surrounding natural forest and wildlife are preserved. The farm houses an elementary school for children, a church, and a health clinic on-site. The majority of the farm’s operators are women––from coffee pickers to running the grafting program, school, and health clinic.

Cupping notes: Milk chocolate, light citrus, caramel, brown sugar, honey; bright acidity.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating
August 9, 2019

Best deals. Fast shipping. Great Selection of beans. Great descriptions in the Coffee metrics really narrows each buddies likeness or preferences. I live three hours from another major Coffee bean distributor but I order from coffee Bean corral I like their service and their selection and I can always find deals another words I save money buying beans from somebody across the country. R #530-End of -1st-Crack R #531-Beginning of -2nd-Crack R #532-Middle of -2nd-Crack Guatemala 🇬🇹 Santa Margarita Roast #530 Taste: light lemon Roast #531👍 Taste: Buttery texture milk chocolate 🍫 with lemon on the finish. 😲 Roast #532 Taste: coco/dark chocolate semi sweet Rest 5 days for all. For my taste =👍 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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July 22, 2019

Would definitely recommend this for filter coffee. Roasted them on the behmor low and slow. 1 min in first crack then drop. You get all the notes described.

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May 28, 2022

Taken to City + on an SR800, brewed in a Chemex. CBC's description is spot-on. Slightly different from the other Guatamalans I've tried . Not as chocolatey or nutty. Light, bright, and smooth. Slight chocolate, definite fruit tastes. This is not a bold coffee. The taste doesn't overwhelm or linger, but it's really delicious. I'd think it would go well with a dessert.

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November 29, 2020

I just started purchasing coffee from CBC and I love everything about them so far. They are a quality supplier and run a quality business. I have roasted 6 of their coffees and this is my favorite thus far. I roasted it about 30 seconds past the end of the 1st crack and the flavor is everything that they said it was supposed to be. I love CBC and their coffees!

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October 5, 2023

ROASTING REVIEW 10/05/2023 Roasted beans over open campfire using maple hardwood in northern Vermont using an antique wire mesh basket popcorn popper. This method can roast about 1/3 cup at a time. Roasted a total of 1 pound. Beans turn fr grey-green to green, then start turning brown with a lot of chaff (flammable). The beans do not arrive at the first crack quickly nor uniformly. With patience, it can be done. They complete the 2nd crack and are uniformly black. They emit considerable amounts of coffee oil and coffee gas (flammable). One batch caught fire. (Not as oily, flammable, or tempermental as Mexican coffee beans) Made one batch of light Roasted several medium roasts, and two intended dark plus another when the oil and chaff ignited. With patience, open campfire roasting is possible, but this isn't a first time open campfire roaster.

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May 16, 2023

Thank you for great fast shipping! We are enjoying the coffee!

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May 11, 2023

Really appreciate the fast shipping! Coffee is great!

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May 11, 2023

Great shipping time! We love this coffee!

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September 8, 2022

This is my absolute favorite bean of all time! It roasts a beautiful golden brown at full city and is consistent. The taste is outstanding even in my Bunn but I especially like it in the Chemex where all the flavors of this bean really shine!

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September 4, 2022

Have roasted over 50lbs of coffee, this is the favorite, and now friends and family have turned to me to roast and grind theirs for them. Fabulous in flavor for all styles of brewing

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August 21, 2022

Really a enjoyable cup. One of my new favorites, top 3. It has found a permanent place in my rotation. Light roast is super tasty.

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August 20, 2022

Roasted to Full City. Easy to roast. Used in cold brew and espresso. Cold brew was great. Espresso is a no go! Beans are dense and grind very slowly. The grind is messy as grounds go all over the place. I have never seen a bean grind like this one. Shots tasted decent but were very thin and inconsistent.

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June 11, 2022

Roasted my first batch of this Guatemalan delight to Full City; pulled it just as the second crack began. Medium Dark past with no oil on the surface. Brewed a pour over at 18:1 / 200, degrees F into a cup of ice on a hot Carolina day…perfect! Smooth, nice finish, notes of chocolate and caramel.

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June 5, 2022

This is THE smoothest coffee I’ve roasted yet. With a little heavy cream it’s velvet. Medium to dark roast, no oil on the bean.

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May 20, 2022

Initially ordered one lb to try, now back to re-order. First 215 gm roast'n in sr800 was trashed 7th D; hit 1st-K @7:10 ca 390° fast/rapid, ended 1:25 later at 438° (probe in roast chamber). My wife & I cup'd 2nd roasting v.g. to Ex (she adds milk / mine black). Drying phase, 300° @ 3:50, strong 1st-K @7:40 ca 405° & end of 1stK 1:20 in; drop fan from 4 to 3 & 1:30 into 1st-K ladled out #4 (1 oz) scoops (charged from 6 to 8 heat setting after scoop'n), hit 2nd-K @ 2:30 into 1st, hit cooling 0:10 later then dumped to external cooling device. Roast improved greatly with more rest; best cup'n between 7–13 days. Aren't many beans so forgiving that you can interrupt the roast development; but it is one way of extending it. I don't blend the two roast levels till I've cup'd both separate. I can do this with only 4 or more beans offered by CBC & I've tried it with 20+. Bolivian Apollo is one favorite I've used this method with over a dozen times, 2-3 or 4 scoops.

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May 1, 2022

Roasted past FC a darker medium roast, just before SC. There is a bitterness similar to Starbucks Pikes Place. I enjoy Starbucks Pikes Place and this is a good clone.

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May 15, 2021

Usually a sumatra lover but like to try new beans, this fit the profile so we tried it. Roasted to the start of the second crack and really like it. Might just replace the sumatra in the roaster permantly. This is the only coffee roaster that will ship to alaska at a decent price, they have my business from now on.

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March 7, 2021

Duane Hershberger Great coffee, I've been buying from Coffee Bean Corral for about a year with great experiences.

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November 27, 2020

Just roasted up a batch of this coffee. Definitely one of my favs so far. I'm a newbie roaster and have tried about 15 different beans. This one is very good! Roasted it to a nice medium/dark past first crack. Let the beans rest for two days. It's a lovely cup! Chocolatey, fruity, with a lemon kicker. I really like this bean!

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October 21, 2020

I mix it with a couple others and am very happy with the results

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