Guatemala, Cerro de Oro


Cup Characteristics: Hazelnut, malt, cocoa, medium acidity, medium body

Producer: Don Higino

Region: Sierra de las Minas, Palencia

Variety: Yellow caturra, catuai, bourbon

Process: Fully washed

Altitude: 1,600 meters

Cerro de Oro is located in the county of San Antonio La Paz in the department of El Progreso in Guatemala. Part of the mountain range known as Sierra de Las Minas.  This is the highest non volcanic chain of mountains in Guatemala outside of the Huehuetenango Region. This farm is owned and operated by Don Higinio Gómez and his wife doña Aura, who were among the first visionary farmers to transition into coffee over forty years ago. The farm has an extension of 35 hectares where yellow caturra, catuai, bourbon and castillo are grown under native forest shade. A micro climate of humid forest dominated by pine trees gives character to this new profile of coffee that we are recently starting to discover.

12oz. – Whole Bean