green coffee beans

Guatemala Antigua - Bella Carmona
Antigua Bella Carmona is a single estate coffee coming from the traditional area of Antigua. The valley is surrounded by three volcanoes, Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. These mountains create an ideal micro-climate for growing superb coffee. The high heat of the day is neutralized by cool and dry evenings.

The coffee is produced on Hacienda Carmona. The plantations are located in the southern slopes of Volcan de Agua, between 5,200 and 6,000 feet above sea level. The coffee is grown strictly under shade of Gravilea trees allowing the plants to receive an adequate amount of sunlight. The Estate is planted in Bourbon, Arabica Typica and Caturra varieties.

The combination of volcanic soil, good balance between rainfall and sunlight, and traditional farming methods provide this coffee with a rich, full bodied, and well balanced cup.

Cupping Notes: Pronounced acidity and crisp chocolaty flavor with an intense sweetness that lingers on the tongue long after the last sip. Roast it dark and the acidity turns to chocolaty malt.

Roasting Notes: Roasted best at high heat leading up to first crack (be careful not to scorch or tip). After first crack slow the roast way down and continue for at least three more minutes. City + to City ++ is the sweet spot.

Note: these are green coffee beans