New crop arrived April 2012. Guatemala Finca Transito Bolivar is a strictly hard bean (SHB), meaning it was grown between 4200 and 5600 feet above sea level. The Farm is located in Quetzaltenango, Colomba Costa Cuca about 140 miles from Guatemala City, off the main Highway towards the Mexican border. It occupies about 225 hectares
Arabica coffee varietals are mostly Bourbon and Catuai, shaded extensively with Inga trees. Cherries undergo fully washed processing utilizing the farm's own wetmill and drymill. Production here is roughly 2000 bags, each 69kg, per year.
New crop coffees from the Antigua growing area will be here in May. This farm, which is at a slightly lower altitude than mile high Antigua, matures a bit earlier.
Cup Characteristics: Typically bright, zesty acidity but also offers a very smoothly textured bittersweet chocolate mouthfeel.