Santa Isabel, Guatemala
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Panela and melon
Country & Region Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Cobán
Producer Valdés Family
Santa Isabel is a fifth-generation family farm, comprising 300 hectares in the beautiful and rugged region of Alta Verapaz: a unique growing region in Guatemala that has remarkable mountains, a cool climate and plenty of rainfall, as well as dense rainforest and impressive flora. Founded in 1875, the farm is today owned by Luis Valdés Sr and managed by his son, who is also called Luis—or, to his friends and family, “Wicho”.
The Valdés family care a lot about preserving their natural environment, and have dedicated nearly one-third of their farm (88 hectares) to a natural forest reserve—made up of cedar, pine and mahogony trees—which helps protect natural water resources and encourage biodiversity, providing a habitat for local animal and birdlife. Wicho also grows macadamia nut trees on the farm, which he harvests, roasts and sells.
Santa Isabel sits at 1,400–1,600m above sea level. The farm receives a lot of rainfall—around 3,500mm, which falls regularly for 9–10 months of the year. This constant rain (much of it a gentle drizzle) means that coffee tree flowering is very staggered, with eight to nine flowerings a year, usually between April and June. This results in a long harvest period, which typically runs from November–May, as the coffee cherries ripen at very different rates. To combat this, Wicho instructs at least 12 passes for picking (with breaks of up to 14 days between passes), to ensure that only the very ripest cherries are selected.
Dose 15g | 250g at 98°C | 3:00
Dose 20g | Yield 48g | 28s
EK43 | Pro RO | 94ºc | Flat 8 bar
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We are currently roasting to order, this ensures freshness and minimises waste.
We roast and pack on Tuesday and Wednesday.
If your order is placed after 11am Wednesday we will try to fulfil it with current stock but this may not be an option. In this case, the coffee will be sent on our next Roast day. Thanks for understanding, and happy brewing!
Local pickup may be available on a case by case basis, please get in touch via the contact page if you would like to figure something out.