Buena Vista

Guatemala
Antigua, Sacatepéquez
Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Green Apple, Cinnamon
12oz Whole Beans
$20.00
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Luis Pedro Zelaya, Producer
Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchi. Grown at 1500-1800 masl.

Luis Pedro Zelaya has been integral in creating sustainable partnerships between his family and the small-holder farmers of the Antigua region. Each year we visit Beneficio Bella Vista to cup hundreds of samples in order to select the coffees that will make up our menu offerings. This is our seventh season working together, but it's the first season we've offered coffee from Buena Vista, a sister farm to Aragón. Both farms are located just outside the cathedral-filled city of Antigua, which is surrounded by three volcanoes -- Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. The volcanoes are largely responsible for the fertile soil that gives the region its reputation for superior coffees.

Buena Vista has been managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya since 1995. He has implemented a pruning system where one row of trees is cut every three years, leaving every third row short. In addition to promoting continuous growth from year to year, this system allows for plenty of room between the trees to avoid competition for sunlight and nutrients. Holes (called cajuelas) are also created every three rows to help aerate the soil and collect organic matter. Expert attention is also given to plant nutrition (soil and foliar analysis), pest control and disease control. Gravilea trees are meticulously managed to provide proper shade for the coffee.

After the cherries are picked, they are immediately delivered to Beneficio Bella Vista, Luis Pedro's wet and dry milling operation. The coffee is separated by lots before the depulping, fermentation, washing and drying stages. Bella Vista has expanded its greenhouse drying facility onto the patio to allow for more control and consistency during this critical part of the processing. The coffee will rest in parchment for short period before undergoing its final stages of sorting by density, color, and hand. Finally, the coffee is prepped for export in Luis Pedro's unique (and now signature) 46kg bags, as opposed to the national standard 69kg bags. All of this hard work results in the best coffees from Antigua!

  12oz of whole beans. Our premium coffee beans are roasted daily at our Greenpoint, Brooklyn roastery. We ship only whole bean coffee and do not grind the beans prior to shipping.  Coffee is packaged in sealed compostable valve bags made from 100% renewable resources.  We roast to order!
Additional Info

Additional Info

Origin:
Antigua, Sacatepéquez
Notes:
Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Green Apple, Cinnamon
Size:
12oz Whole Beans