Guatemala San Vicente Pacaya
Producers: Numerous small producers but two main contributors were The Perea Family and The Ramirez Family. The Perea Family is a third generation coffee family, which grow apricot treesin between their coffee trees. The Ramirez Family is owned by Don Franscisco Ramirez Esobar and is ran by his nephew, Alfonso.
Region: San Vicente Region by the Pacaya volcano, on the border of the Antigua Region and Acatenango Region (see map). The Pacaya Volcano (see picture) is one of Central America's most active volcanoes. Why plant coffee near an active volcano? Coffee thrives in not only the rich nutrients of the soil but also the climate that surrounds volcanoes. Check out this article for more information, including an explanation of the Bean Belt
Altitude: 1600-1800 m
Roast Level: Medium & Dark
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Pache-San Ramon
Flavors: Very Similar to Guatemala Antigua since it is grown the volcanoic soils, but has a heavier mouthfeel than the Antigua . Dark chocolate and caramel sweetness with flavors of cinnamon These were notes from the 2019 crop, TBA on the 2020 crop
Cupping Notes: 9/2020- Dark Roast sampled : heavy mouthfeel, dark chocolate was prominent with low acidity. Cinnamon notes in aroma but not tasted in cup
Sustainability Initiative via Volcafe Way by working with producers to manage their farms and become sustainably profitable. A long-term investment in the coffee supply chain that puts farmer profitability in focus by providing agronomic, financial, administrative, environmental and social support.