[Single] Guatemala La Merced Lot El Retiro Bourbon Washed
[Single] Guatemala La Merced Lot El Retiro Bourbon Washed
[Single] Guatemala La Merced Lot El Retiro Bourbon Washed
[Single] Guatemala La Merced Lot El Retiro Bourbon Washed

[Single] Guatemala La Merced Lot El Retiro Bourbon Washed

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La Merced Lot El Retiro

La Merced is a traditional coffee farm located in San Martin Jilotepeque, a small town in Chimaltenango. On that farm strictly hard bean high quality coffee is produced. The farm is managed by the third generation of Alburez family. La Merced is a family property inherited from one generation to another, since 1832 when it was bought for Mr. Francisco Alburez and inherited to Mrs. Maria Alburez de Ortega. On the beginning La Merced produced corn and black beans. Later, on 1912 Mr. Carlos Ortega planted the first Bourbon coffee plants, the beginning of a traditional high quality coffee production. Committed to the flora and fauna, as well as to producing exceptional coffee, they have planted their coffee under shade trees. The forest hills of pine, cypress, Holm oak and oak, combine with approximately 20 hectares of reforestation, help to preserve water sources and river. The main house has a beautiful vegetable and flower garden. The owners of La Merced keep also local traditions, such as St. Isidore Farmer festivity on May 15th, a party day on the farm and in the closer area.


Roaster's Thoughts

Guatemalan coffees are well known for heavy body and chocolaty notes. This coffee La Merced has a very subtle chocolaty notes but also packs a fruity punch which makes this coffee a little greater. It's just great as an espresso or milk based coffee, is also great as daily pourover filter.

How this coffee is roasted

This coffee is roasted lightly to maximise its potential flavours.


Basic Information

  • Origin: Guatemala

  • Region: Chimaltenango

  • Farm: La Merced

  • Altitude: 1800-2000masl

  • Variety: Bourbon

  • Process: Washed

  • Best Ageing Window: 18-25 days

  • Best as: Pourover Filter, Espresso


How to brew this coffee

  • Espresso: 20g dose, 44g beverage yield, 20s extraction time

  • Flavour Profile: orange, peach, apricot, black tea

  • Milk: 23g dose, 44g beverage yield, 30s extraction time, 150g milk

  • Flavour Profile: orange, peach, apricot, black tea

  • Pourover Filter: 15g dose, 45g water + 30s blooming, 1m 40s extraction time, total 225g water


  • Flavour Profile: orange, peach, apricot, black tea

Roasting Date & Dispatch

A. We do our production roasting on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except public holidays), and roasted coffees are stored in the warehouse for a few days for the dispatch of orders. 

B. All the coffees are sent from the stock(warehouse) unless it requires a specific roasting date. Thus, the coffees you will receive will be between 2 and 7 days after the roasting. 

C. If a specific roasting date is requested, it might take a little longer (1-2 days) to get delivered.

D. All orders are dispatched on the next day (except public holidays). 

Refund & Delivery Policy

Returns are only accepted with prior approval from Normcore Coffee where a return authority number will be issued and must be with 14 days of invoice as this coffee is a fresh product. A 15% restocking fee applies and the item must be unused and the packaging in new condition.

Coffee Beans: should be undamaged, the bag should not be opened, should be stored as whole bean condition(ground bean is not accepted).

Equipment: should be undamaged, the package should not be opened.Normcore Coffee will also accept returns in accordance with New South Wales and Australian law. 


We have a free shipping for all purchases over $40. Any orders under $40 will be charged $9.5(NSW, ACT), $11(VIC, QLD), $13(NT, WA, SA, TAS) for a regular shipping by Australia Post. This usually takes 3-5 business days(NSW) and the other states might take longer than this depending on the demands at the Australia Post.

Express shipping is available everywhere in Australia and takes 1-3 business days to arrive. The fee is varied depending on the location of the delivery. Furthermore, the free shipping for over $40 value does not correspond to the express shipping. Please understand that the interstate delivery fees are increased due to the increase from Australia Post.

Pickup From Store option is available once a week. All the orders placed before Sunday 23:59 are going to be delivered on Tuesday and be ready to be picked up.