|Producer||Jose Lopez Domingo|
|Cultivar||Caturra & Bourbon|
|Harvest||December - March|
Expect notes of Caramel, Peach and Honey.
Jose is a first generation producer in one of Guatemala's best coffee regions. The dense forest and intermittent cloud cover lets the coffee cherries grow slowly, which means the coffee seed inside has plenty of time to take in the nutrients that create an incredibly sweet coffee. Jose’s farm is named for the beautiful view it looks out over, so high up on the mountain. The sprawling forest and dynamic mountains are a signature attribute of this incredible region. His coffee has some of our favourite attributes of Guatemalan coffee: round sweet honey and peachy acidity.
Guatemala is one of the world’s most beloved coffee growing regions but it is comparatively new to producing, beginning only in the mid 1800s. Guatemala has the highest average altitude in Central America which is part of what makes its coffee so special. Although we can’t know how good a coffee will be simply from the altitude of the farm, and the ideal altitude number is relative depending on how far you are from the equator, there is definitely a correlation between higher altitudes and better coffee.