Tasting notes: Notes of jaffa cake & nectarine. Super juiciness makes way for nutty chocolate finish
About the coffee
FARM: Valerio Carrillo Jimenez
TYPE: Bourbon, Caturra
ALTITUDE: 1800 MASL
In Spanish “alameda” means a public walkway shaded with trees. With high altitudes, Huehue is the highest & driest region of Guatemala. It is only one of three regions without volcanic soil. Historically it has been one of the more remote areas of the country & accessibility to roads have been challenging. In the past many farmers use Ox or have personally carried their coffee on their back by foot.
Valerio has been running La Alameda for five years. He uses fungicides to control Leaf Rust & Ojo de Gallo which can devastate coffee crops.
During the harvest he counts on a team of 5 to pick & process the coffee.