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Guatemala - Las Moritas
Region - Sierra de las Minas / Palencia, Guatemala
Farm - Finca Las Moritas
Altitude - 1850 - 1900 meters
Varietal - Bourbon, Castillo
Processing - Washed, Sun Dried
Taste notes - Caramel, Citrus, Lime-zest tea-like finish
One of the nicer coffees of 2017 to come out of this region. The cherries were processed at Nueva Esperanza. What distinguishes this lot is the presence of the Castillo variety and the elevation of the pickings. This lot comes from the highest elevation of the farm.
Las Maritas is located in the county of El Progresso, and is in the part of the mountain range know as Sierra de las Minas. This is the highest non-volcanic chain of mountains in Guatemala outside of the Hueheutenango region. This farm is owned and operated by Don Higino Gómez and his wife Doña Aura, who were among the first visionary farmers to transition into coffee over 40 years ago. The farm has an extension of 60 hectares where Bourbon, Pache San Ramón, Castillo, and an assorted mix of unidentified yellow varietals grow under native forest shade. A micro climate of humid forest dominated by pine trees gives character to the new profile of coffee that we are recently starting to discover.
What a pleasure to bring this to Portland, Oregon.
Price - $15.00 NET WT 12 ounces (283 grams)