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Guatemala Santa Rosa SHB Washed

Origin Guatemala /

Altitude 1100 - 1400 masl /

Crop Year 2018 /

Varietal Catuai & Bourbon Caturra /

Product Code 6008

About Guatemala Santa Rosa SHB Washed

Guatemala’s high-grown beans are among the world’s best coffee. Annual production has been dwindling in the recent years due to Roya, in 2015 the country produced 3.5 million bags. What makes Guatemalan coffees so unique is its high altitudes, diverse microclimates, consistent rainfall patterns, and excellent cultivation and processing, hence producing a variety of distinctive types of Guatemalan Arabica coffees.

New Oriente is one of the oldest coffee growing regions in Guatemala. In the 1980s, responding to the increasing demand for specialty coffee, the region took off. These days virtually every mountain back yard is a coffee farm. Located over what was once a volcanic range, its soil is made from metamorphic rock. This makes it balanced in minerals and very different from Guatemala’s volcanic regions, which have all seen volcanic activity since coffee was first planted.

Majority of this blend comes from 1 farm. The owner Mr. Miguel Angel Pérez started working in a coffee farm at the age of 20 in the village of Chiquimulilla, where he learned the agricultural activities and the business administration of a coffee farm and grew fond of it. After years of effort and hard work, in 2013 he managed to buy his own 45ha of land. Mr. Miguel Angel Pérez is also building a new wet mill to have more processing capacity and building additional patios ready for sun drying coffee.

About Guatemala

Guatemalan coffee is revered as one of the most flavorful and nuanced cups in the world and with so many growing regions the coffees vary throughout the country both in their cup quality & potential. Most of the coffee in Guatemala these days is grown with the right altitude, soil and climate conditions and most are grown with good quality production and processing systems, resulting in some very good to truly exceptional coffees.

Coffee cultivation in Guatemala was introduced by German immigrants in the 19th century, and coffee has since become a major industry with nearly one quarter of the population involved in coffee production. Guatemala’s high-grown beans (above 4500 feet) are among the world’s best coffee, especially those beans grown on southern volcanic slopes. This country produces 3.5 million bags per year. Coveted blends are the Atitlan and the Huehuetenango.

What makes Guatemalan coffees so unique is its high altitudes, diverse microclimates, consistent rainfall patterns, and excellent cultivation and processing, hence producing a variety of distinctive types of Guatemalan arabica coffees.

with eight specialty coffees with unique characteristics. these eight regions are; Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente and Volcanic San Marcos.