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GUATEMALA LA ESPARANZA

IMPORTER:
LATORRE & DUTCH

REGION:
Huehuetenango, El Coyegual

PRODUCER:
Francisco Morales Carrillo

VARIETY:
Caturra

PROCESS:
Fully Washed

ALTITUDE:
1600 masl

FINAL SCORE:
86

TASTE NOTES:
Vanilla, plum tart acidity, clean

DESCRIPTION:
Coffee from Guatemala is considered as one of the most flavorsome cups in the world.  With so many different growing regions, these coffees vary throughout the country both in their cup quality and potential.   

German immigrants introduced coffee to Guatemala in the 19th century and since then, coffee has become a major industry with nearly one quarter of the population involved in production.  Guatemala's high-grown beans are among the world's best coffee, especially the ones growing in the southern mountains. 

Francisco Morales is one of those true gentlement that takes so much genuine pride and appreciation for his coffee and the people that are connected to it.  The farm is nestled into the mountain ranges of El Coyegual and produces incredible lots.  Upon tasting his coffee being roasted for the first time, most farmers only get to taste their produce as parchment and 'thirds' pickings, Francisco remarked "So sweet, you don't need sugar!".