Guatemala El Injerto Red Cat
El Injerto is one of the most celebrated coffee farms in Guatemala. It continues to be a leader in national tasting competitions, this year they placed third in Guatemala’s Cup of Excellence competition. El Injerto has placed in the finals of Cup of Excellence fifteen times, amassing a stunning seven first place awards!
We are happy to be continuing our partnership with El Injerto and Aguirre family. We started by offering an assortment of coffees, purchased primarily through El Injerto’s annual auction. Now, for the third year in a row, we are offering their Red Catuaí variety coffee (Red Cat for short) purchased directly from the farm. We also have a natural processed lot of Red Catuaí which tastes nothing like this coffee. We suggest trying them both and experiencing the influence of processing on flavor.
The level of quality and consistency the coffee from El Injerto exhibits is nothing short of amazing. Coffee pickers are paid well and provided housing and recreation areas on the farm, encouraging many to return each harvest season. In exchange, El Injerto has experienced pickers who are familiar with their high standards and expectations. Unlike most farms, pickers are paid by volume and not by weight, that way the coffee cherries must be dumped out into bins where they are inspected before entering the wet mill.