Guatemala La Esperanza, Honey Processed
GUATEMALA ACATENANGO LA ESPERANZA
Elevation: 1700 Meters Above Sea Level
Processing Method: Peaberry; Washed
Flavor Description: Sugary Lemon, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Cherry
The farm has been in the family for four generations, operated today by brothers Herman and Erick. The brothers, both in their thirties, complement each other – Erick is an agronomist and Herman is a roaster. They continue to invest in the family farm and have produced award winning coffee
We like that La Esperanza farm is small (55 acres) and the family is well connected to their local community, primarily Mayan. The brothers attribute much of their success to their talented, and dedicated, employees that work hard all throughout the year.
At an altitude of 5,500 feet and sitting below Acatenango volcano (often heard rumbling), the farm is ideally located for growing superb coffee beans. The brothers utilize shade trees to provide a suitable microclimate that also enhances the quality of the bean.