Guatemala Las Colinas
FLAVOR: MEYER LEMON, FUDGE, PERSIMMON
This medium-bodied coffee greets you with bright citrus notes of Meyer lemon, accompanied by chocolate and nutty flavors, similar to fudge. Delicate notes of persimmon soon follow, offering a subtle floral sweetness as you continue drinking. The overall clean finish provides a well-rounded drinking experience.
Las Colinas is a microlot project located in the Cubulco region of Guatemala. The project is situated just north of Antigua near the Sierra de las Minas and Sierra de Chuacus mountain ranges. This offering is made up of coffee from five smallholder producer farms: Las Anonas, Las Naranjas, La Esperanza, Grano de Oro and Finca las Piedras. The region's mild-to-cold weather and rich clay soil allow for slow development of coffee cherries, thereby giving the coffee its characteristic citrus, chocolate, and nutty flavors. In February 2020, our Director of Coffee traveled to several different coffee-producing regions in Guatemala, where they were brought to Cubulco by our exporter. While there, our exporter specially prepared this microlot project, naming it Las Colinas (i.e. Spanish for "The Hills") after the geography of Cubulco Valley. The Las Colinas microlot project helps to connect smallholder coffee producers to roasters like us. In addition, the project also provides technical assistance to each farm's workers, including lessons in agronomy and business management.
Farm: Smallholder farms
Altitude: 1600-1800 MASL
Varietals: Catuai, Pache-San Ramon, Sarchimor, Bourbon, Caturra
Production Method: Washed Process