| Roast Level: ||City Plus (Medium)|
| Processing: ||Washed (Wet Process)|
| Varietal: ||Various (SHB Grade)|
| Flavor Notes: ||Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel|
| Region ||Huehuetenango|
| Farm ||La Bolsa|
| Altitude ||1400-1600m|
Guatemalan coffees have a lot of live up to on our cupping table. Some of our best coffees have been from this country. Also, the Los Santos coffee is ALWAYS a top seller. So I almost get suspicious when I hear about a good one. Then this coffee showed up and blew me away.
This coffee is both creamy and smooth. The caramel, vanilla and chocolate flavors combine beautifully. As it cools, I taste almost a malted milk ball. Every time I make a cup of this coffee I always say, "I love that new Guatemalan coffee." There is an expected nuttiness to it, but it isn't overwhelming enough to really even mention or highlight...the caramel is just too good.
Guatemala La Bolsa Coffee Production
In 1958, Jorge Vides, the grandfather of the family, founded Finca La Bolsa; a coffee plantation located in La Libertad, Huehuetenango. While being a full time doctor, his main hobby was the farm. Jorge Vides bought this land, which was then covered in forests, and proceeded to cultivate bourbon and caturra coffee varieties. His humanitarian sense extended beyond coffee production. In 1980, he founded a school that still runs on the farm, which has since been named after him and authorized by Ministry of Education. Four years later , Anacafé named him 'Distinguished Coffee Grower' due to his success in production work.
Today, Finca La Bolsa is operated by third generation farmers who continue to believe that business relationships with roasters and importers are based on consistent quality and passion for coffee.