This coffee is produced by smallholders farmers around the area of Lago de Ayarza, a crater Lake in the región of Santa Rosa in Guatemala. The Volcanic soil together with the dramatic temperatures (warm days and cool nights), promote ideal conditions for slow cherry maturation, producing sweet and denser beans which are very typical in the coffees from this area.
The quality of coffee that is produced Guatemala has been increasing over the last years due to the facilities that are given to the farmers. Most smallholder farmers that are producing exceptional coffee at high altitudes are members of cooperatives., where they receive training, financial support and help to position their coffees on the speciality coffee markets.
Farmers are the ones in charge of select and handpick ripe cherries and deliver it to the wet mill in Santa Rosa. At the mill, the cherries are pulped, fermented and washed. After that, they are laid to dry on concrete patios, before being ready to be exported.
- Region: Guatemala
- Process: Washed
- Variety: Pache
- Tasting notes: Grapefruit, green apple & nectarine