Life Saver - Guatemala
Tootsie Roll, Orange Blossom, Medium-Bodied
Has coffee ever literally saved your life? Probably not. But some days, it sure feels like it could. And on those days - when traffic is lousy, the internet is down, and that person next to you is chewing SO LOUDLY that you're about to metaphorically lose your mind - this well-balanced, choco-nutty, crowd pleaser of a coffee certainly lives up to its name.
Producer Mario Perez, Finca La Pampa
Region Acatenango Aldea La Pampa
Elevation 1600+ masl
Variety Red Bourbon
Soil Volcanic Loam
Harvest Jan - Apr
Acatenango is a stratovolcano in Guatemala, close to the city of Antigua. The high mineral content and good drainage of the volcanic loam, combined with the cooler tropical climate, makes the region ideal for coffee growing. Mario Pérez's farm, Finca la Pampa, is located in the Acatenango municipality at 1,600 meters. Mario's family has owned the farm for over a century, and they've been growing coffee there since 1945 - making Mario a 4th generation coffee grower. Since taking over the farm's operations, Mario has implemented quality control techniques and processing methodologies to improve sustainability and cup characteristics.
Finca la Pampa is Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning the farm complies with the standards set in place by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN). These standards include ecosystem conservation, wildlife protection, and fair treatment and good working conditions for workers.