Guatemalan Specialty Coffee | Discovering the Unique Flavours of Finca Santa Leonarda
If you enjoy drinking coffee, you are aware that not all coffee beans are produced equally. Finca Santa Leonarda is proof that Guatemalan specialty coffee is among the best in the world due to its distinctive flavour profile. This family-owned farm, which is located in the center of Santa Rosa, has been making fine coffee for over a century. The region's excellent combination of high altitude, fertile volcanic soil, and beneficial climate, along with their distinctive blend of four varieties, careful cultivation, and sustainable practices, result in an exceptional cup of coffee. Finca Santa Leonarda, the newest member of Fratello Coffee's premium Guatemalan coffee line, has been welcomed with enthusiasm.
Guatemalan Specialty Coffee
For good reason, Guatemalan coffee is often considered as some of the best in the world. Coffee beans from this region have a specific flavour profile that is challenging to replicate elsewhere due to the region's special combination of high altitude, rich soil, and favorable climate.
Notably in the Santa Rosa region, some of the greatest coffee beans in the nation are produced. And now Finca Santa Leonarda, the newest addition to Fratello Coffee's line of premium Guatemalan coffees, is being introduced.
For more than a century, Finca Santa Leonarda has been growing premium coffee in the centre of Santa Rosa. Four generations of coffee producers who have devoted their lives to refining the craft of coffee growing own and run the farm. Their goal is to not only grow the best coffee but also to better the lives of their employees and the neighbourhood.
The coffee grown on Finca Santa Leonarda is a blend of four different varieties: Caturra, Catuai, Pache, and Anacafe14. These varieties are carefully cultivated and selected for their resistance to common coffee diseases and pests, such as the borer, rust, and rooster's eye.
How does Volcanic Soil help with coffee flavour?
The volcanic soil conditions are one of the major elements that contribute to the remarkable quality of Guatemalan coffee. Many active volcanoes can be found in Guatemala, and their ash and mineral deposits have produced fertile soil that is ideal for growing coffee. The fertile volcanic soil contributes to the production of coffee beans with a varied flavour profile and a recognizable acidity.
How does high elevation help with coffee flavour?
The high altitude of the area, in addition to the volcanic soil, has a big impact on how good Guatemalan coffee is. High altitude coffee plants are subjected to intense sunshine during the day and cooler temperatures at night, which slows the maturation of the coffee beans. This gradual maturing process results incoffee beans with a higher density and more complex flavours.
The coffee grown on Finca Santa Leonarda, which is located at an elevation of 1500 metres, benefits from the ideal combination of altitude, soil, and climate. The beans' flavour and aroma are additionally improved by the thorough washing process used to prepare them at the mill.
Environmental practices at Finca Santa Leonarda.
Ingas and Cuje trees are mixed to provide shade on the farm, while cypress barriers are utilised to support the sustainable management of the local flora and fauna. Every cup of Finca Santa Leonarda coffee exhibits this level of care and dedication to sustainability.
The region's favorable environment, with its two distinct seasons of rain and dryness, further improves the quality of the coffee beans. The rainy season provides the necessary moisture for the coffee plants to thrive, while the dry season allows the coffee cherries to ripen and develop their unique flavours.
Fratello Coffee is thrilled to offer their customers the distinctive and intriguing flavour of this new Fresh Crop of Finca Santa Leonarda. This new addition is certain to please your taste buds and leave you craving more, whether you're a seasoned coffee aficionado or are just beginning to explore the world of specialty coffee.