Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza (natural)

Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza (natural)

Regular price $19.99


Cupping Notes

  • Booze
  • Candied Fruit
  • Cherries

Verdict: Maraschino Cherries


Specs

  • Grower: Cooperitiva El Porvinir

  • Region: Laguna de Ayarza, Santa Rosa

  • Altitude: 1800 Meters

  • Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica

  • Process: Natural


Farm

Discerning Cooperatives like El Porvenir cup through every turn-in, evaluating the pickings they receive from their members, rejecting those that don't pass muster and creating distinct profiles of those approved. The Ayarza Wine Series is a collection of deeply fruited, markedly winey coffees, each processed differently: Washed, honey, and natural processes. Each of these display intense fruits, slightly fermented character reminiscent of wine, candied sweetness, and depth of body, each through their unique lens.

Average growing altitude in this region is 1800 MASL, and coffees are processed at 1500 MASL. Farmers grow red and yellow Catuaí, Pache, and red and yellow Bourbon. Coffees are dried 5-6 days on the patios, then finished in guardióas. Shade trees in this area include broadleaf and conifers.