La Libertad

Guatemala

La Libertad

Pear, Sugar Cane, Clementine

Regular price $23.00 $0.00
1900 MASL

alt: 1900 MASL

Light Roast

Roast: light


region: Huehuetenango

process: Washed

varietal: Bourbon, Caturra

Consisting of the prized Bourbon and Caturra varietals, this microlot brings together coffee grown by the Rivas, Leon, Villatoro, and Castillo families, located on the fertile land between the mountain ranges of Cuilco and La Libertad, Huehuetenango. Most of these families have planted Caturra traditionally, as well as some Bourbon and Typica—varieties well adapted to these mountain peaks.

The families have established an excellent rust control program and careful picking and processing procedures, which have enabled them to export their coffees at specialty grade instead of selling to intermediaries, as is common in the region.

After depulping the fresh cherries, the coffee is allowed to ferment in water to begin breaking down the sugary mucilage clinging to the parchment surrounding the inner bean. After about a day of fermentation the coffee is washed with fresh water to stop the fermentation process and dried prior to export. The washed process highlights floral and citrus flavors and results in a clean, sweet flavor profile.

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