Decaf Guatemala Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna
Flavor Profile: Hints of caramel, spice and lemon highlight this bright sweet well balanced coffee.
Origin: Guatemala Atitlan San Pedro La Lagunap
Farm: Various small holder producers
Altitude: 4,900 to 5,200 ft.
Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Decaf Process: MWP (Mountain Water Process
Coffee was first introduced to Guatemala in the mid 1700’s by Jesuit Priests as an ornamental plant. While the culture of Guatemala was rooted in agriculture it took government encouragement and economic rewards to establish the production of coffee starting in the 1850’s. In 1859 the first exportation of coffee was made. By 1888 Guatemalan coffee was awarded at the World Fest in Paris for being an excellent product. Today the national Guatemalan coffee association, “Anacafe” supports producers with technical and marketing assistance.
Guatemala is divided into 9 distinct coffee growing regions with Atitlan being one of the principal regions. The community of San Pedro La Laguna lays on the Southwest shore of Lake Atitlan and the slopes of the San Pedro Volcano. The population is 90% indigenous Tz’utujil Mayan. The coffee is cultivated on the slopes of the San Pedro Volcano. The area’s soil is the richest and most organic in Guatemala. The winds stir the cold lake waters creating unique micro-climates in the region. The result of the terroir is an aromatic coffee with a bright acidity and full body.
Our coffee is a fully washed coffee that is naturally decaffeinated. The decaffeination process uses mountain water for a clean tasting healthy cup.