Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Antigua, Guatemala

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Country: Guatemala
Region: Antigua
Farm Owner: Maria Regina Ponce de Leal
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
Processing: Fully Washed
Elevation: 1600-1950 masl

Tasting Notes: Crême Caramel, Toasted Nuts, Lime Curd

Antigua is situated in a pleasant valley surrounded by three large volcanoes: Acatenango and Volcán de Fuego to the west; to the south, Volcán de Agua, also called Hunapú by the indigenous Kakchikel Mayas. Maria Ponce del Leal’s farm of neatly spaced coffee plants and carefully planted shade trees is managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya, of Beneficio Bella Vista. The Bella Vista farm, wet/dry mill, and export facility sits at the foot of Volcán de Agua, on the outskirts of  Antigua. 

Our Santa Cruz lot follows the nuttiness and sweet spices of the regional profile, but really shines with warming notes of heavily browned sugars and toasted nuts. It has a gentle and sweet malic acidity, carried by a smooth and creamy texture.