Roast #3
Atitlan, Guatemala

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Medium

Roast Level

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Washed

Processing Method

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1600-1900

Meters Above Sea Level

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Typica

Variety

Flavor Notes

Bittersweet cocoa powder, roasted almond, and dark raisin.

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Backstory of the Bean

There are close to 100 small producers living in and around San Andres that work with Los Volcanes Coffee, located in a village called Pacoc that sits just outside of San Lucas Toliman on the way to Cerro de Oro. Each producer delivers 1-2 bags of cherry per day and is paid individually for their product.

 

The altitude in this region varies somewhat dramatically between 1600 and 1900 masl, as small producer farms are spread across volcanic land, which rises quickly and borders Lake Atitlan.

 

The soil makeup also varies quite a bit in this region, depending on a farmer's proximity to the lake. Farms that face the lake near Pacoc will typically have more sandy and dry soil, while farms on the south-facing side of the volcano will have soil more harshly composed of rock and petrified lava. In addition to coffee, the region is well known for growing avocados. Before the pandemic, Los Volcanes Coffee provided agronomic training to small producers willing and able to come to Antigua. They hope to provide more of these training opportunities in the future and continue to support their small producer partners.