Guatemala Los Santos
Guatemala Los Santos

Guatemala Los Santos

Regular price 119,90 kr Sale

Taste Profile: Milk Chocolate, candy caramel apple

Country: Guatemala 

Farm Name: Los Santos 

Region: Chimaltenango

Altitude: (MASL) 2000

Harvest Season: January - April

Process: Washed

Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Pache, Catuai 

—ABOUT LOS SANTOS

San José Poaquil is located to the northwest
of Antigua and Guatemala City. It is mainly an
indigenous population, where the inhabitants
speak the Kaqchikel dialect, and is thus
composed mainly of small coffee producers.
Los Santos is the name of a blend of coffees
coming from farms in Chimaltenango, where the
cherries are processed. This coffee is sold to
Bella Vista from two “middlemen”” who buy
cherries and pulped cherries from the
smallholders of San José Poaquil. These
individuals have been working with Bella Vista
for some time and thus understand the quality
expectations of the mill. Bella Vista handles
the sorting and packaging of Los Santos coffee.

Hopefully as the project develops, it will
become an established brand like Hunapu and it
will be easier to get in touch with and
connect with the individual producers
involved. We believe this will be the case and
are happy to be supporting it in its early
stages.

—ABOUT BELLA VISTA MILL & ZELCAFÉ
Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora (LPZZ) is the fourth
generation in his family to be working in the
coffee business. The Zelaya family’s first
farm was Carmona, followed by Bella Vista,
which where the wet, dry mill facilities, and
Zelcafé staff offices are currently located.
For many years, the family’s business focus
was on commercial coffee production and
export, but in 2000 LPZZ began developing and
changing Zelcafé’s focus to specialty coffee
and micro-lots, with the support of some early
clients. Over time Zelcafé has been able to
successfully transition the business into
solely focusing on specialty coffee. For the
Zelaya family, their coffee endeavors are not
only about business; their aim is to provide a
good basis for generations of their family and
community to come. With this in mind, they are
constantly looking for ways to provide jobs to
as many families in their communities as
possible, as well as supplying the best
quality coffee possible to their clients.