Guatemala Santa Isabel 250G
Chocolate and fruit aromas
Santa Isabel farm, in the heart of Guatemala
Located in the heart of the Antigua region, the latter is mainly known for its very volcanic soils and its breathtaking horizons. All the protective regions are equipped with natural trees which act as shade on the coffee trees to protect them from drought and thus slow down the growth to make them more complex.
At the heart of the Santa Isabel Buena Vista farm, the Bourbon variety with a washed treatment is produced. It’s between 1,450 and 1,650 meters that everything plays out at the heart of the plantation. A plantation managed by producer Jose Gabriel del Cid Batres, he enjoys producing high-quality coffee in the heart of Antigua. The soil is volcanically rich with low humidity, which makes coffee even more exceptional. The farm has an area of 26.8 hectares, of which 17.5 are used for growing coffee.
On site, the producers carry out all the coffee processing phases to be 100% independent.
The Antigua region has always had success in the production of coffee, since the soil is suitable for growth. It offers high quality grains, appreciated for centuries.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Roasting||Very light Light Blonde Amber Brown Italian|
|Coffee plantation||Santa Isabel Buena Vista|
|Coffee farmer||Jose Gabriel Del Cid Batres|
|Area of the farm||17.5 ha|