Guatemala - Finca San Patricio El Limon - Las Brisas Lot 1 - Direct Trade Micro Lot
Sweet cocoa and praline overtones, highlighted with perfumed floral notes.
Location: Palencia, Fraijanes, Guatemala
Producer: Guadalupe Alberto "Beto" Reyes Aguilar
Varietal(s): Catuai, Caturra, Catimor
Altitude: 5,000 feet
Process: fully washed, patio sun dried
The coffee, farm and producer that impressed us most on our recent trip to Guatemala was Don Alberto with Finca San Patricio el Limon in the mountains overlooking the town of Palencia. “Don Beto” has a beautiful collection of coffee gardens that comprise his farm as well as pristine processing facilities and drying patios. Our favorite coffee was from the Las Brisas section of the farm. One aspect that sold us on Don Beto is his apparent passion for continual improvement. He works with his sons producing great coffee and we enjoyed seeing his operation and getting to know him and his family over cups of homemade passion fruit juice on his patio overlooking the valley of Palencia and the Pacaya Volcano.