Mountain Roaster Coffee

Portland Guatemala

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The Cup:

Notes of sweet and citric with a smooth mouthfeel, lemon and almond flavors.

The Beans: 

There are close to 100 small producers living in and around San Andres that work with Los Volcanes Coffee, located in a village called Pacoc that sits just outside of San Lucas Toliman on the way to Cerro de Oro. Each producer delivers 1-2 bags of cherry per day and is paid individually for their product. 

The altitude in this region varies somewhat dramatically between 1600 and 1900 masl, as small producer farms are spread across volcanic land, which rises quickly and borders Lake Atitlan.

The volcanic lake basin fills an enormous caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago and  is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The soil makeup also varies quite a bit in this region, depending on a farmer's proximity to the lake. Farms that face the lake near Pacoc will typically have more sandy and dry soil, while farms on the south-facing side of the volcano will have soil more harshly composed of rock and petrified lava. 

Before the pandemic, Los Volcanes Coffee provided agronomic training to small producers willing and able to come to Antigua. They hope to provide more of these training opportunities in the future and continue to support their small producer partners.