Guatemala

La Huerta

Cherry · Grenadine · Fudge

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Not only does Huehuetenango make for a thoroughly entertaining linguistic exercise, it is also our north-most coffee purchasing region and sits just outside the Mexican border in Guatemala. “La Huerta”, which translates to “the orchard”, is a section of the Finca La Bolsa farm which is known for growing the Bourbon and Caturra varieties that are addictively sweet, acidic, and bodied by nature. Layer by layer, each sip will uncover a vibrant complexity that balances a syrupy sweetness with cherry-like fruit notes.

  • Bean Details
    Producer

    Renardo Ovalle

    Country

    Guatemala

    Regions

    La Libertad, Huehuetenango

    Cultivar

    Bourbon, Caturra

    Process

    Wet-Process

    Elevation

    1400 - 1600 Meters

    Harvest

    December - March

    Tasting Notes

    Cherry, Grenadine, Fudge

  • Farmlevel Story

    Farmlevel

    So far removed from the center of Guatemala that it’s almost in Mexico, La Libertad, Huehuetenango is the most northerly coffee region we purchase from. Here, where the tail- end of the great American Cordillera spills over from Mexico (where it’s referred to as the Sierra Madre de Chiapas), Huehuetenango is the only Guatemalan growing area characterized not by volcanic soil, but clay-loam soil.

    Finca La Bolsa is cradled at the base of two large mountains to which it owes it’s name meaning, “the bag.” La Bolsa was Initially planted in 1958 - when the land was purchased from Finca El Injerto - by Dr. Jorge Vides Molina. Today the farm is owned and operated by his grandson Renardo Ovalle.

    This stunning lot was harvested from a special area of La Bolsa called La Huerta, or “the orchard,” where bourbon and caturra trees grow under the shade of Inga trees resulting in slow cherry maturation responsible for the complex acidity found in this cup.

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