LA BELLA

guatemala

85-88
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Altitude

1580 masl

Preparation

Washed

Location

Sierra de las Minas, El Progreso

Variety

Caturra, Villa Sarchi, Pacamara

Owner

Teodoro Engelhardt Ortega

Harvest

December - March

Shipment

April - July

La Bella is an 80-hectare farm in the Sierra de las Minas area of the El Progreso department in Guatemala. The farm is owned and managed by Teodoro Engelhardt Ortega, a fourth generation coffee farmer. The farm is surrounded by tropical forest, creating a microclimate that gives the coffees a very unique cup profile. Teodoro has been focusing in on the quality in recent years, planting different varieties such as Villa Sarchi and Pacamara, refining the fermentation process and building solar drying tents to dry the coffee more evenly.

Additional to quality improvements, they have also been improving the social standards at the farm, improving the housing and cooking facilities for permanent and temporary staff, offering medical assistance to all staff and training to encourage progression through the coffee industry. All of the coffee is fully washed and dry fermented for 15-18 hours and then dried on raised beds inside a solar dryer.

3 Lots Available:

FSC- 1188 *SOLD OUT

Farm: La Bella Caturra

Varietal: Caturra

Process: Washed

Cup Profile: Lemon, orange, raspberry, milk chocolate. Syrupy sweet with a juicy acidity

SCA: 85

 

FSC- 1189 *SOLD OUT*

Farm: La Bella

Varietal: Villa Sarchi

Process: Washed

Cup Profile: Red apple, cherry, strawberry jam.  Cane sugar sweetness, syrupy body.

SCA: 85.5

 

FSC- 1190 *SOLD OUT*

Farm: La Bella

Varietal: Pacamara

Process: Washed

Cup Profile: Guava, peach, strawberry.  Lemon-like acidity, super sweet. 

SCA: 88