Certifications: Organic and Rainforest Alliance
Region: Huehuetenango (way-way-te-NAN-go)
Farm: Finca Palo Blanco
Altitude: 1700 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Catura
In the cup: Sweet, Heavy Body, Berries and Chocolate.
Guatemala has got to be our favorite origin. We use Guatemalan coffee as the base in many of our blends and also on its own for pour over and drip coffees. Chocolate is the major overtone in this coffee with an undertone of citrus. Fantastic is the best term that I can us to describe it. If you're looking for a familiar daily drinker this is your coffee. It's not too light and it's not too dark. Just perfect enough to please most coffee drinkers.
Here's some additional information from the importer of this coffee: This is an SHB EP Grade Organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee from Finca Palo Blanco in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala.Finca Palo Blanco is a private small farm, owned by the Ovalle family. Founded in 1990 by Tulio Sergio Ovalle, he now runs the farm with his son, Iván Ovalle. The farm sits at 1700 masl, and its topography allows the region to receive hot winds, creating an ideal environment for growing coffee. Varietals grown on the farm include Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai.
The Ovalle family support the community through donations to local schools, and through education to the region's people on proper use of water and use of water resources. They strive to be socially and environmentally responsible.