Release #17: El Guayabal Gesha 2020
Jesus Miguel Sabag Javier is a coffee producer whose farm, Finca El Guayabal, is located in the Mexican department of Veracruz, north of Oaxaca and adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. Veracruz is one of the oldest coffee producing areas in all of Mexico, coffee trees are thought to have been well established on colonial plantations in the region by the late 1700’s.
El Guayabal is named for the guava trees that Jesus’ father cultivated on the land before deciding to plant coffee. After inheriting the farm from his parents, Jesus was initially focused on the production of sugar cane and conventional coffee, but decided to shift his focus for the farm two years ago when he became aware of the higher earning potential that specialty coffee production offers to his family.
When first added to Passenger’s menu in 2020, this delightful gesha variety selection from Jesus’ farm was one of the very first specialty coffees to be exported to the States from Finca El Guayabal. It was an auspicious start to say the least, and, given the equally impressive quality of the 2021 El Guayabal Gesha, the future looks bright indeed.