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Guatemala La Esmeralda
Green Coffee Beans


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Product Information

  • Tasting Notes
  • Farm Info
  • Recipes


Washed Process

Washed Process - Crispin’s coffee consists of all ripe harvested cherries that are depulped on the very same day of picking. The coffee is then fermented for two days and washed in the early morning. The beans are soaked in clean, cold water (with constant circulation of fresh water). After soaking, the coffee is then sun dried for five days on patios

In The Cup

Grapefruit, Tangerine & Rosehip

Clean and juicy with notes of grapefruit and tangerine acidity with rose-hip on the finish. Smooth creamy body

Grown: San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango

Altitude: 1,550m

Varietals: Paches, Bourbon and some Sarchimor

Producers: Don Crispin Matias

Drying: Patio Dried

Don Crispin Matias lives with his wife Margarita and their six children. He explains that he came up with the name of his farm ‘The Emerald’ because he noticed that he had these beautiful gems on his farm. Crispin grew up in the country side and has always loved agriculture. However, before having his own farm, he used to have a grocery shop. At a certain moment he realized that his heart was with producing crops and decided to sell the shop and buy some land to start his coffee farm. Nowadays he feels proud on his work and achievements in the farm. He is also an active member of the ASIAST, a coffee producer association in his town.

The farm is approximately 6.5 hectares with average temperatures of 18C and annual rainfall of 1,700ml. Shade trees made up of Chalun, caspirol, Orange trees, Guachipilin and Avocado are interspersed with the coffee, all supplied by natural spring water.

We love this coffee as a light roast for the delicate rose-hip notes but it also shines as a medium roast and beyond. Don't roast this coffee too fast!

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