Guatemala is home to some of the most well loved and prominent coffees on the planet. Production began in the mid-19th century and is an important element of the country’s economy. Guatemala is home to hundreds of microclimates which allows for great specialty coffees to be grown and harvested. The mountains, volcanic soils, and rainy weather create ideal conditions for coffee cultivation and has become a fan favorite of many coffee drinkers across the world. The coffee is primarily shade grown and grown at altitude.
Located in the South-Central region of Guatemala, the Santa Rosa valley is renowned for its nutrient rich volcanic soils that create an ideal climate for a growing a slower maturing coffee which is said to concentrate the array of flavors. This coffee has notes of cocoa, a balanced cup, and is SHB (Strictly Hard Bean), meaning it was grown above 1,300 meters. The European Preparation (EP) method requires that beans are hand sorted to remove foreign materials and defective beans. People enjoy this coffee for its clean finish and buttery body.
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