Tag Archives: Guatemala

Guatemalan – Montecristo, Geisha – Direct Trade Coffee

Easily one of the top coffees we’ve ever had the opportunity to taste has been our new Guatemalan Don Gustavo Geisha, a stunning cup, bright citrus and tropical fruit notes with an incredibly smooth body and a candy like finish. It is grown at 1600 Meters above sea level alongside Bourbons and Caturra coffee plantsMore

Guatemala Finca El Socorro – Direct Trade Coffee

We always like finding new coffee producers to work with.   Often we find a farm to work with who has won an award or to, or at least strives to win awards for quality.  It is very rare to come across some one like Diego De La Cerda and Finca El Socorro who hasMore

Central America, Direct Trade coffee sourcing trip – An overview

Following this post will be a detailed write up on the new relationships we are forming as well as updates on our current relationships.  What I first wanted to communicate was the overall reaction of what we saw in Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica last month. This is going to be a VERY challengingMore

Guatemala Direct Trade Coffee Video

Here is a new video we just shot while touring our Direct Trade Partners in Guatemala Guatemala Montecristo Estate – Micro Lot from Russ Prefontaine on Vimeo.

Direct Trade Coffee – Guatemalan Montecristo Rainforest Alliance Estate

After 16 hours of traveling from Calgary to Guatemala, Nan, Gerry (of Good Earth Cafes), Chris and myself arrived in the San Marcos region where Neuva Granada Estate is located.  At the highest elevation of 5200 feet, you will find a micro lot of 100% Bourbon coffee called Montecristo.  This small lot of coffee isMore

Guatemalan Montecristo – Rainforest Alliance – Direct Trade Coffee

Last year we were offering coffee from this same estate called Nueva Granada.  This year we wanted to dig a little deeper into their farm and decided on this single varietal coffee, Bourbon.  Bourbon, an American mutation of the Typica varietal, is known for its softer, creamer cup then most other coffee varietals. This 100%More