Santa Isabel, Guatemala

$22.00 – $88.00

TASTE NOTES

stone fruit, sugarcane, papaya, funky, chocolate, grapefruit

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TASTE NOTES FOR SANTA ISABEL, GUATEMALA

stone fruit, sugarcane, papaya, funky, chocolate, grapefruit

 

SOURCING INFORMATION FOR SANTA ISABEL, GUATEMALA

Santa Isabel is a massive farm located in the Cobán region of Guatemala. This cloud-blanketed forest farm spans over 70 hectares, or approximately 173 acres of coffee growing land. Its sister property, Finca San Lorenzo, is located a few miles away and represents another 80 hectares of coffee. Both farms are owned by Luis “Wicho” Valdés III: a third-generation producer and respected leader in the Cobán coffee region.

Understanding the complexity of coffee farming is important to convey the quality achieved at Finca Santa Isabel. Work that occurs before and after harvest is immense and involves a staff of managers, 50 farmers, and 500 harvesters. The team works year-round to prune shade trees, terrace the land to prevent topsoil erosion, and sample foliage on a combined 162 hectares of farm land. This is a lot to manage to say the very least. Cobán is also a humid climate with constant rainfall, which increases the difficulty of processing and maintaining quality.

Wicho’s staff uses multiple approaches to process and dry the coffee in its forest home, where the average humidity is 70%. These methods include planting the coffee in terraces on steep areas, which allows rainwater to drain, as well as drying the coffee on raised beds and through machine drying. The result is a selection of high-quality coffees with their own distinct profiles.

This offering was created by blending different lots from Santa Isabel with harmonious floral qualities. Anticipate a sweet, funky coffee with notes of sugar cane, chocolate, papaya, and grapefruit.

Country:
Guatemala
Region:
San Cristobal, Cobán
Varieties:
Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Altitude:
1400 – 1500 MASL
Process:
Washed
Harvest:
November 2020 – April 2021
Partnership Length:
3rd year
Sourcing Partners:
Los Volcanes (farm group), Falcon (importer)
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