Carmona Antigua

Hacienda Carmona History.jpg
Hacienda Carmona History.jpg

Carmona Antigua


Black Bag Coffee 

Origin – Guatemala

Location – San Juan Del Obispo, Sacatepéquez

Name of Farm – Hacienda Carmona

Grade – SHP EP

Processing method- Washed in the most traditional manner, using spring water of the surrounding mountains

Altitude - 1,500-1,750 MASL

Varietal - Bourbon and Arabica Typica

Copping Notes – Sweet Butter, Carmel, and Milk Chocolate all in proportion

(12oz, whole bean)


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The Carmona Estate is over 150 years.  Owned by Maria, 80 years young, her grandmother owned the farm before her.  Her workers live there on the farm. This farm has won Cup of Excellence several years back, it's home to many varieties and grades of coffee.  Including the SHB, standard quality and also the Premium Peaberry Bean we also offer.  The estate is in Antigua, about 1,200 meters above sea level, nestled close to two volcanos.  Agua and Enfuego, these two volcanos provide Carmona with a rich, volcanic soil which helps them produce some of the best tasting coffee beans in Guatemala.


 Hacienda Carmona, is located in San Juan del Obispo, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, at 1,500 to 1750 masl, managed by Maria Zelaya. She has managed since 1959, representing the third generation in coffee. History goes back to the 16th century, when Don Juan de Carmona came to Guatemala with the Spanish conqueror Don Pedro de Alvarado and start cultivating a variety of agricultural products. Since the latest 1800’s the farm was acquired by the Zelaya family. Genuine Antigua “Café Pulcal” is planted in Hacienda Carmona. The coffee plantation, in order to maintain the high quality, continues to be planted with varieties Bourbon and Arabica Typica. This plantation is located in a unique microclimate which enhances the productivity of the coffee plants. Café Pulcal is processed and washed in the most traditional manner, using spring water of the surrounding mountains. The brand Pulcal comes from one of the oldest plots at the farm, were Maguey (Agave) was planted for producing Pulque, a traditional Mexican alcoholic drink. This was at the time when Mexican Tlaxcalans indians were brought by the Spanish conquerors at the time when Don Juan de Carmona was on control of the land.


Cup description: Carmona is indeed one of the classic Guatemalan coffees. Aromatically, the balance of scents in amazing: sweet butter, caramel, and milk chocolate all in proportion. In the aroma we also found florals. The chocolate in the aroma suggest. This is an awesome smooth coffee. The acidity has a fruit-floral accent in the higher notes in the cup.