First, get a nose full of sweet creaminess. In the cup, the first impression is of dark chocolate and lemon zest. Notes of almond and toasted oat follow with a macadamia creaminess. The finish lingers with hints of caramel and pipe tobacco.
Aroma: Sweet, creamy
Body: Medium, smooth
Cup: Dark chocolate, lemon zest, toasted oat, nuts
Finish: Caramel, tobacco
Roast Color: Medium
About this Coffee
GROWER: Rosa María Ovalle Mont
REGION: La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
ALTITUDE: 1,524-1,830 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun
VARIETY: Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra
HARVEST: October - February
SOIL: Clay minerals
Finca el Limonar (“The Lemon Grove”) perches high in the mountains of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Located in an ecologically sensitive area of rainforest, the farm has won awards for sustainable land stewardship. Weeds are removed by hand to avoid using chemical herbicides when possible, and the on-site wet mill purifies and recycles its waste water to prevent polluting the nearby rivers and streams. Native tree plantings provide shade for the coffee trees.
Under the management of Rosa María Ovalle Mont, since 1985, the coffee yield of the farm increased from 25 to 125 tons annually. Her commitment to improving the quality and consistency of the beans has earned this coffee a place in the Cup of Excellence for several years running.