Guatemalan Roast

Sweet & Bright

notes of Milk chocolate, light citrus, caramel, brown sugar, and honey

Flavor Notes

Milk Chocolate, Citrus, and Brown Sugar

Body

Full

Acidity

Bright

Aroma

Caramel

altitude

1,640 meters

soil

clay loam

About This Coffee:

Recommended as a medium roast for your first cup of the day.

These coffee beans yield a crisp citric and bright cup of coffee with a smooth, full body. A sweet balanced flavor, with caramel aroma, gives way to fruity tones and a clean aftertaste.

This coffee is washed and dried on patios, as well as on raised African beds. A goal of the farm is to build a cupping facility on site and to train workers to cup and be advocates for quality.

About This Region:

Finca Santa Margarita is a family farm operated in large part by women. The farm, founded in 1838, is 2,320 hecatares — 812 of which are coffee farm, with Caturra, Sarchimor, Catimor and Geisha varieties, and the rest of which is natural forest land, devoted to the promotion of natural species and wildlife biodiversity. The farm has three springs, which are protected by environmental policies and provide water to the people living on the farm, as well as to the wet mill.

Environmental sustainability is a mission of Finca Santa Margarita, from the moment seeds are planted to the moment coffee leaves the farm. Its management practices are based on an agro-foresty system that includes low intakes of agrochemicals, high shade coverage and sustainable quality standards.

The farm also takes very seriously the quality of life of workers on the farm and houses an elementary school for children who live on Santa Margarita, as well as neighboring farms (there are 75 children in the school in total). The farm also includes a small church and health clinic that partners with the Guatemala Dept. of Health.