Single Origin - Guatemala Santa Isabel
GUATEMALA SANTA ISABEL
About the bean:
Guatemala is a fantastic nation for producing washed coffees with great structure and complexity thanks to the many volcanic regions provide mineral rich soils and high altitudes.
Santa Isabel itself is a multigenerational coffee farm, now headed by Luis Valdes whose 187 hectares of coffee plantation is no stranger to quality, placing 8th and 3rd in the 2011 and 2013 Guatemala Cup of Excellence.
The Cup of Excellence is an international coffee programme which invites farmers to submit their coffee to be judged, and if quality is high enough, be listed for auction. These auctions draw buyers from the international coffee community where top lots receive prices up to 50 times the commodity price.
Flavour Notes: Green Apple, Candy Sweetness + Floral Aroma
Farmer: Luis Valdes
Farm: Santa Isabel
District: Coban, Alta Verapaz
Varietals: Caturra, Sarchimor, Pache and Catuai