Guatemala Finca La Providencia


250g, Whole Beans

Sweet and juicy with notes of chocolate and apple

We’ll be closing for the holidays so any orders placed after noon on 21/12/17 won’t be processed until 4/1/18

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If, like us, you like your Guats super sweet and juicy then this is your bean.

Varietal: Caturra (75%), Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Nuevo
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1550m to 1900m above sea level
Owner: Max Ariel Palacios Villtoro
Region: Huehuetenango

Finca La Providencia’s location and elevation gives it an advantage in producing a very high quality coffee. The farm’s water resources are abundant, with several springs across the area, and the region has distinct wet and dry seasons, which are beneficial for flowering and processing. Farming in Huehuetenango, however, is not without its challenges. The topography of the farm is broken and very irregular, which makes harvesting and cultivation activities more laborious. Fertilisation of the clay loam soil must be done with stringent attention to detail in order to avoid ‘washing’ and erosion. For this reason, nearly 30% of the farm is kept under native forest, which helps prevent soil washing down the steep inclines and preserves the local ecology.