Guatemala Antigua Bella Carmona
Hacienda Bella Carmona is a 100 hectare farm nestled on the southern slopes of Volcan de Agua. It is managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya, whose family has owned this estate for four generations. The coffee is grown under the shade of Grenville trees, and the entire farm is managed using sound environmental and sustainable practices. After the coffee is hand picked, it is processed at the farm's own mill and then sun dried, which produces a nice rounded character to the coffee.
Cup characteristics: This is a rich coffee, balanced, with good body and mild acidity. Chocolate flavors dominate the cup, with nuts, mild floral aromas (especially as the cup cools), brown sugar sweetness, a subtle citrus accent, and a wonderful long aftertaste.
Whole bean, 100% Arabica
Roast level: Rich medium
Recommended brew method: Aeropress, pour over, auto-drip, French press. Can be brewed as single-origin espresso.