Guatemala Laguna De Ayarza 250G
Citrus, orange aromas
Laguna de Ayarza, an exceptional coffee from Guatemala.
At the heart of the slopes of the crater lake of Laguna de Ayarza are among the most beautiful cherries in the world which ripen slowly for optimal complexity. The region has dream climate conditions for growing coffee. The grains are very soft and dense during the harvest. We recognize a 100% Guatemalan culture.
The coffee is of Full Washed quality, or fully washed. We will not talk about a cooperative: we are talking about bringing together various farms that share the same passion: the cultivation of specialty coffee. The variety mainly produced is Pache at more than 1,400 meters above sea level, enough to appreciate the sudden climatic changes. These small farms come together in Laguna de Ayarza in various regions such as the Canton Valencia, Manzanillo, El Duranzo, Los Anonos and Matazano in the heart of the department / region of Santa Rosa.
The small producer families that come together produce only on an area of 0.2 to 1.5 hectares each.
Did you know that Laguna De Ayarza is the region that has brought together farms for a long time? It would be the first place of production in the country, to still exist.
The small producing families bring their coffee to the heart of Laguna de Ayarza in Santa Rosa and are paid by the weight of the coffee. It is at this meeting point that the coffee will be processed from A to Z. Once the processing operations have been carried out, the coffee is taken to Villa Nueva at the port for the export of green coffee.
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|
|Production region||Santa Rosa, Canton Valencia|
|Coffee plantation||Laguna de Ayarza|
|Coffee farmer||Small producer families|
|Altitude||0,2 à 1,5 ha per family|