We are happy to release our second Guatemalan offering of the year from Antigua.
Guatemala Genuine Antigua Bella Carmona comes from one of Guatemala’s most beautiful and captivating valleys, Antigua. The region’s rich volcanic soil and cool weather provide the perfect conditions for producing some of Guatemala’s, and for that matter, the world’s most prized coffees.
Bella Carmona is a blend of Bourbon cherries processed at Beneficio Bella Vista, which is owned by the Zelaya family. The mill uses traditional washing and sun-drying processes. The Zelaya family has been producing coffee for decades, and its experience shows in every cup. Some of the cherries come from the Zelaya’s own farms, while others come from experienced coffee families in the surrounding areas.
The Zelayas focus on several agricultural techniques to improve soil health and overall quality, including pruning, soil enrichment and disease prevention methods. They also work with hundreds of small farmers in the surrounding areas to help them achieve similarly sound environmental practices, often processing their cherries at the family mill.
About The Farm:
Producer: Luis Pedro Zelaya
Variety: Caturra, Bourbon, Typica
Elevation: 1,500 -1,800 Meters
Process: Fully washed