A warmth of a stewed apple offsets a creamy, Milk Chocolate sweetness in this returning Antiguan favorite.
Jorge Alberto Lanza Ruiz
Las Flores, Santa Barbara
1700 - 1800 Meters
December - May
Stewed Apples, Milk Chocolate, Silky
The brainchild of fourth-generation coffee farmer Luis Pedro Zelaya, the Hunapu project seeks both to isolate top-quality coffees and help Antigua's indigenous population increase their infrastructure for producing high-quality coffees.
The criteria these coffees must meet in order to bear the name "Hunapu" - meaning "mountain of flowers" - is rigid and begins with 100% bourbon variety cherries collected from amidst the mixed-shade micro-climate and nutrient-rich, volcanic soil Antigua is known for. Farmers deliver ripe, sorted cherries to Beneficio Bella Vista where they undergo a long, cool fermentation and thorough washing before being dried on raised beds.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel.