Guatemala Alta Vista


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Product Information

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Grown: Las Lajas, el Pajal, Huehuetenango

Altitude: 1,770-1,820m

Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon

Producers: Cecible Armas and her son Carlos Lopez

Drying: Raised beds for 15 days

Soil: Limestone

Finca Alta Vista is located in one of the most remote areas in Huehuetenango. The Lopez family have been growing coffee in this area for approximately 38 years. Back when they started cultivating coffee, there were no roads around this region and they had to transport the coffee on horses and mules for 3 days to get it to the nearest town in order to sell it.
At the beginning, they did not give the coffee the care and attention it now receives. It was seen as a crop, and with the passage of time, it became a passion for the new generation. In the 1990’s Huehuetenango started to become a region of interest to specialty coffee buyers for the high acidity and complex cup profile.
In 1999, Finca Alta Vista won a price for their quality, it was this event that motivated them to strive for better agricultural practices and wet milling techniques. With better pruning, fertilization, shade management, they continue learning and implementing. To this day, they continue to be pioneers in the region, known for taking extra care both in the fields and post harvest processing. They have also been experimenting with semi-washed, honey and natural processes.

For this coffee we use 55g/L of freshly boiled water between 93-94C.
Steep for 4 minutes and then stir
let settle for a further 4 minutes and decant into pre-warmed cups.

18g in
48g out
22-25 seconds

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