We're thrilled to offer a very unique coffee from Elkin Guzman! He is a brilliant agronomist with an innovative spirit - a powerful combination for producing incredible coffee. This particular variety is called catiope, and Elkin soaked the de-pulped fruit with panela syrup during fermentation. The syrup doesn't soak in to the seed to make the coffee sweeter, but the sugar does aid in the microbial break down of the fruit. The result is a coffee that scores about 3 points higher than the typical washed processed catiope. Elkin's got something special going on at his farm El Mirador, and we are glad to be a small part of it.