All orders placed by 5:30am PST will ship the same business day. All orders placed after 5:30am PST will ship the next business day.

Guatemala Hacienda Bella Carmona comes to us from our good friends at Royal Coffee in Emeryville, CA. It hails the family farm of Luis Pedro Zalaya, in the volcanic Antigua region of southern Guatemala, long famed for its high quality coffees. Here’s what Royal has to say about Luis, his coffee, and his region:

“Luis Pedro Zelaya is a force to be reckoned with in Antigua coffees. He’s a fourth-generation coffee professional whose reputation, in part, results from his remarkably clean and efficient beneficio that produces world-class coffees. Among the many impressive features of the mill are the sizable fermentation tanks and guardiolas (a Guatemalan invention), and the parchment greenhouse, where Luis Pedro has stacked raised beds three tiers high and maintains a strict rotation schedule to ensure even drying.

Located a mere 90 minute drive from Guatemala’s capital city, Antigua was once itself the capital of the Spanish colonial Kingdom of Guatemala which included nearly all of Central America, stretching from Chiapas, Mexico south to Costa Rica. World renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city contains a remarkable concentration of beautiful architecture connected by cobblestone streets. Coffee from the highlands surrounding the city has a  protected designation of origin and benefits from the volcanic soil in the region; Guatemala is home to numerous dormant, extinct, and active volcanoes. Antigua rests in the shadows of Volcán de Fuego, from which smoke can be seen rising on a daily basis.”

Luis’s coffee stood out to us on the cupping table because of its intriguingly complex flavor profile; it not only contains lovely caramel and nougat sweetness, but also displays notes of lime and basil with a sparkling clean finish. Equal parts comforting and contemplation inducing, this medium-light roast stands out in filter brewing methods. We’re really excited for you to try it.

SPECIFICATIONS

ORIGIN // Guatemala
FARM + PRODUCER // Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora / Hacienda Bella Carmona
REGION // Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
TASTE // Lemon-Lime + Nougat + Basil
PROCESS // Fully washed + Sun Dried

ALTITUDE // 1500-1650 masl
HARVEST // October - February
VARIETAL // Bourbon, Caturra

WE RECOMMEND

 

Guatemala Bella Carmona

Guatemala Bella Carmona

Regular price $ 14

All orders placed by 5:30am PST will ship the same business day. All orders placed after 5:30am PST will ship the next business day.

Guatemala Hacienda Bella Carmona comes to us from our good friends at Royal Coffee in Emeryville, CA. It hails the family farm of Luis Pedro Zalaya, in the volcanic Antigua region of southern Guatemala, long famed for its high quality coffees. Here’s what Royal has to say about Luis, his coffee, and his region:

“Luis Pedro Zelaya is a force to be reckoned with in Antigua coffees. He’s a fourth-generation coffee professional whose reputation, in part, results from his remarkably clean and efficient beneficio that produces world-class coffees. Among the many impressive features of the mill are the sizable fermentation tanks and guardiolas (a Guatemalan invention), and the parchment greenhouse, where Luis Pedro has stacked raised beds three tiers high and maintains a strict rotation schedule to ensure even drying.

Located a mere 90 minute drive from Guatemala’s capital city, Antigua was once itself the capital of the Spanish colonial Kingdom of Guatemala which included nearly all of Central America, stretching from Chiapas, Mexico south to Costa Rica. World renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city contains a remarkable concentration of beautiful architecture connected by cobblestone streets. Coffee from the highlands surrounding the city has a  protected designation of origin and benefits from the volcanic soil in the region; Guatemala is home to numerous dormant, extinct, and active volcanoes. Antigua rests in the shadows of Volcán de Fuego, from which smoke can be seen rising on a daily basis.”

Luis’s coffee stood out to us on the cupping table because of its intriguingly complex flavor profile; it not only contains lovely caramel and nougat sweetness, but also displays notes of lime and basil with a sparkling clean finish. Equal parts comforting and contemplation inducing, this medium-light roast stands out in filter brewing methods. We’re really excited for you to try it.

SPECIFICATIONS

ORIGIN // Guatemala
FARM + PRODUCER // Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora / Hacienda Bella Carmona
REGION // Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
TASTE // Lemon-Lime + Nougat + Basil
PROCESS // Fully washed + Sun Dried

ALTITUDE // 1500-1650 masl
HARVEST // October - February
VARIETAL // Bourbon, Caturra

WE RECOMMEND