Tasting Note : Vanilla, Honey, Sweet Pear, Balance
COFFEE GRADE: SHB EP
VARIETAL: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra
ALTITUDE: 1,500 to 1,700 meters above sea level
OWNER: Various smallholder farmers in Atitlán region
FARM SIZE: 0.2 to 1.5 hectares on average
HARVEST MONTHS: November - April
The Atitlán region sits on the southwest edge of Guatemala, about 120 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the five volcanic regions in Guatemala. The lake itself is actually the remains of a volcano that erupted 84,000 years ago. Known as the Los Chocoyos eruption, it was one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the past 100,000 years. The resulting caldera, a cauldron-like hollow from a collapsed volcano, forms the shape of the lake today.
The high altitude of the farms situated on three volcanic mountains in the Atitlán region makes this Honey lot sweet and fruity with berries and black tea.