Guatemala - Cerro Grande
FROM THE GEEK FILE
- PRODUCER: Iván Ovalle
- DEPARTMENT: Huehuetenango
- REGION: West Valley
- PROCESS: Fully washed and sun dried
- VARIETY: Bourbon, Typica, and Caturra
- ALTITUDE: 1,500 - 1,950 masl
- CUPPING NOTES: Grenadine, Custard, Mulberry
Why You'll love it:
Guatemalan coffee is quickly becoming the most respected and desired coffee in Central America. Cerro Grande exhibits the fruity acidity and full-bodied syrupy sweetness that will make Guatemalan coffee your new favorite.
Story of the Bean:
Ivan Ovalle now owns the farm that his great grandfather first purchased in 1957. Simply translated as "big hill," the farm was one of the first to produce coffee in the now famous Huehuetenango region of Guatemala.
Today, Mr. Ovalle focuses on maintaining balance with the natural world by leaving over 120 acres of pristine forest within his property untouched. The diversity of plant and animal life surrounding his remote plantation ensures that this immaculate environment will remain for future members of his family to manage and protect. It also creates the growing conditions for this uniquely flavorful coffee that displays the sweetness of hard candy, balanced by tart citrus conveyed in a silky full body.