Guatemala – La Providencia

Weight 200 g

Ocena: 83

Tasting notes
raisins / black honey / black tea / velvety body

9.30

Clear

Origin

  • Country
    Guatemala
  • Region
    Atitlàn Lake, Sourthern Guatemala
  • Farm
    La Providencia

Coffee specifications

  • Variety
    Villa Sarchi, Typica, Bourbon
  • Process
    Washed
  • Harvest
    oktober - marec
  • Elevation
    1.520 - 1.580 m.n.v.

FARM INFO

Lokacija in nadmorska višina kmetije La Providencia ji daje prednost pri pripravi zelo kakovostne kave. Vodni viri na kmetiji so obilni z več izviri na območju, regija pa ima izrazito vlažne in suhe letne čase, ki koristijo cvetenju in predelavi. Topografija kmetije je pokvarjena in zelo nepravilna, zaradi česar so poseki in gojitvene dejavnosti bolj naporne. Gnojenje glinenih ilovnatih tal je treba izvajati s strogo pozornostjo do podrobnosti, da se prepreči “pranje” in erozija. Zaradi tega skoraj 30% kmetije gojijo pod domačim gozdom, kar preprečuje izpiranje tal po strmih vzponih in ohranja lokalno ekologijo.

Trgatev se začne konec decembra in konča v začetku aprila. Kava je selektivno ročno nabrana, nabiralci pa izberejo samo najbolj zrele češnje in jih nato z ekološkimi kašami na več kmetijskih kmetijskih trpotah. Po pulpanju se sluz odstrani, nato pa se kava posuši na obsežnih terasah kmetije ali (če je vreme mokro) v varovalih, kjer se počasi in enakomerno suši.

REGION INFO

Huehuetenango is located in the north-western highlands of Guatemala, and borders with Mexico. It is home to the highest altitudes in all of Central America, due to the presence of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes mountain range, which peaks at 3837 masl. This creates lots of high altitude land to grow high-quality coffee, an important crop in an area where agriculture is the largest industry. A dry hot wind also blows in from the Tehuantepec plain in Mexico to the north, which protects crops from frost, allowing coffee to grow even higher up the slopes, often above 2000 masl.

These high altitudes also lead to very beautiful scenery, something the area is known for, but also to a remoteness not found elsewhere in Guatemala. 9 different ancient Mayan dialects are still spoken here, and the region is home to some of the best preserved examples of Mayan architecture.

WHOLESALE

Please briefly give us an idea of what you are looking for in a wholesale relationship when it comes to serving coffee in your business. If you have specific needs (equipment, traning, service), be sure to let us know and we will see if the right accomodations can be made.