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Guatemala Santa Rosa - Seleccion Pueblo Nuevo Vinas

Granny smith apple, grape, butterscotch, honey, pear
$4.75 / lb $722.56 / bag
TOP LOT
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609361-1
  • 30 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Santa Rosa is in the eastern part of the country. The region is defined by the striking blue Lago de Ayarza which is a crater lake formed from a collapsed volcano. The view is breathtaking with both the sky and water both a striking deep blue color. This area of the country is a region where cattle ranching is a very important source of income, but not long ago they also discovered that the region lends itself to coffee production, which is relatively new but has gained popularity, creating a strong source of income for the region’s population. The producers are committed and have achieved a spectacular cup of coffee.

Country of Origin Guatemala
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade GTM CA WA SHB
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Pache, Anacafe 14
Region Santa Rosa
Farm Name Various smallholders
Growing Altitude 1400-1900m

History of Coffee in Guatemala

Although coffee was brought over from the Caribbean in the mid-18th century by Jesuit priests, it was used primarily as an ornamental plant and garden crop for 100 years in Guatemala. Coffee wasn’t widely traded, however, until commercial production began in the 1850s. The volcanic soil and various micro-climates proved ideal for growing coffee in Guatemala. Coffee, within a generation, became the country’s most important crop. In 1860, Guatemala exported 140,000 pounds of coffee, and just 25 years later, the country was exporting over 40 million pounds. Large numbers of coffee farmers were German immigrants responsible for many inventions and innovations related to coffee milling. Most of Guatemala’s coffee was exported to Germany until the First World War, when exports shifted to the United States.

Growing Coffee in Guatemala

Coffee farming practices are similar to other countries in the region, but Guatemala has an abundance of water, volcanic soil, and very distinct micro-climates compared to its neighbors. Although late to coffee, Guatemala recognized and responded to the needs of the emerging specialty coffee sector earlier than most coffee-producing regions. Anacafé, the coffee producers association in Guatemala, identifies seven growing regions: Fraijanes, the plateau south of Guatemala City; Coban, a rainforest region in the center of the country; Huehuetenango, highlands near the border with Mexico; Atitlan, primarily the volcanic mountains on the Pacific side of Lake Atitlan; San Marcos, between Huehuetenango and the Pacific Ocean; Oriente, the driest of the growing regions located near the eastern border with Honduras; and the most famous of all, Antigua, nestled among the volcanoes an hour’s drive southwest of Guatemala City.

  • Status Spot
  • Region Santa Rosa
  • Farm Name Various smallholders
  • Processing Washed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Pache, Anacafe 14
  • Coffee Grade GTM CA WA SHB
  • Growing Altitude 1400-1900m
  • Ctrm Region Santa Rosa
  • Country of Origin Guatemala
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P609361-1

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