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.
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