Buena Vista - Guatemala
Walnut | Grape | Smooth
Whole bean coffee. Choose bag size above.
- Origin: Antigua, Guatemala
- Farmer: Luis Pedro Zelaya
- Variety: Bourbon and Caturra
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1700 meters above sea level
Buena Vista is a farm that’s owned and managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya, located on several rolling hills just north of the city of Antigua. Named for the good view of the area surrounding it, it is composed of Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchi (and a bit of Gesha). Touring through its dusty soils, Luis told me that this farm has a different soil type than other farms he owns. Specifically, the soil here drains quickly, so the coffee cherries are smaller and don’t develop as much mucilage. He says he can tell when Buena Vista cherries are deposited at his mill because the tone they make as they fall past and bang onto the grates is higher due to the drier, smaller cherries. The quicker drainage means that Buena Vista suffers when the climate is dry.
We chose this coffee because of its excellent nutty profile, which was balanced by just a nice hint of grape.