Guatemala Santa Rita

This coffee originates from the around the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlán) is a large lake in the Guatemalan Highlands and is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, though its bottom has not been completely sounded. The lake is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. In 1955, the area around Lago de Atitlán became a national park.

The lake is surrounded by many villages, in which Maya culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn. The Maya people of Atitlán are predominantly Tz'utujil and Kaqchikel.

Altitude: 3,500 – 4,500 feet above sea level
Coffee Varities: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo, Maragogype, Guexa
Processing: Traditional wet mill (fermentation tanks, water running) and dry mill process

This is a lovely balanced coffee with flavours throughout the spectrum. It is a pretty coffee with milk chocolate on the nose, accented with a hint of flower. We found some lovely spice, perhaps cardamom or white pepper. Look for maple syrup as the cup cools.

Brew this 3/4 strength for best effect.