Laguna de Ayarza Coffee
This coffee has a great juicy body, with citric and smooth acidity. It has fruity touches that are reminiscent of grapefruit, apple and nectarine.
This coffee is produced by smallholders farmers around the area of Lago de Ayarza, a crater Lake in the región of Santa Rosa in Guatemala. The Volcanic soil together with the dramatic temperatures (warm days and cool nights) promote ideal conditions for slow cherry maturation, producing sweet and denser beans which are very typical in the coffees from this area.
The quality of coffee that is produced in Guatemala has been increasing over the last few years due to the facilities that are given to the farmers. Most smallholder farmers that are producing exceptional coffee at high altitudes are members of cooperatives., where they receive training, financial support and help to position their coffees on the speciality coffee markets.
Farmers are the ones in charge of selecting and handpicking ripe cherries and then delivering it to the wet mill in Santa Rosa. At the mill, the cherries are pulped, fermented and washed. After that, they are laid to dry on concrete patios, before being ready to be exported.
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Flavours: Grapefruit, Green apple, Nectarine
Origin: Laguna de Ayarza, Guatemala
Altitude: 1400 masl