Kapeu - Guatemeala
Stewed Apple | Cinnamon | Caramel
Whole bean coffee. Choose bag size above.
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: Alotenango, Antigua
- Farmer: 300 small-holder producers from the Kapeu Farmers Cooperative
- Processing: Fully washed
- Altitude: 1450-1800 meters above sea level
Kapeu is the name that Luis Pedro Zelaya has given to the coffees he purchases from small-holder farmers that are situated around the Acatenango volcano. The farmers bring their freshly harvested cherries to Luis Perdo’s Bella Vista mill in Antigua, where they are checked for quality, then weighed. Farmers are paid up front for their harvests, and their cherries are then moved to the mill to get depulped and mechanically washed.
Bella Vista has been experimenting with drying coffee on raised beds in greenhouses, and this is the first year that they have done it at scale. It’s easier to manage the temperature conditions of the coffee in a greenhouse, and because the baskets of coffee can be stacked vertically, there is space savings too! The result is coffee that holds more of its character for longer.
Note:On June 3rd of 2018, the Fuego volcano, which is located about 3 km south of Acatenango, erupted. The blast from the eruption sent ash throughout the southwest of Guatemala, blanketing many surrounding towns and farms. Over 100 people were killed during the eruption and ensuing pyroclastic flows and lahars. The regions where coffee grows best are often located near volcanoes, and coffee farmers face risks to grow the coffee we enjoy. We’re incredibly thankful for the team at Bella Vista and for the work done by Anacafe to assist the people who have been so hurt by this disaster
Transcend’s Director of Coffee, Josh Hockin at the Bella Vista Mill, Guatemala
Drying Patios at the Bella Vista Mill, Antigua, Guatemala
New growth coffee shrubs growing under canopy cover, 2014 Guatemala Sourcing Trip.
The Sass is Strong With This One
Posted by Stephen on 10th Nov 2016
Of the eight-odd Transcend coffees I've tried, I would say this is one of the bolder cups on offer. Although it doesn't fit my flavour profile, I can easily recognize the quality of the brew and would highly recommend it to anyone that wants something with a bit of punch, yet still smooth.
Kapeu is Kapow!
Posted by Judi on 22nd Jul 2015
Love this coffee! it is one of my favourites.
It is smooth and delicious.
if your looking for a rich coffee with a wonderful chocolate finish This Is It!
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jun 2015
This is the way to enjoy a weekend cup of coffee on the deck or beach.
Glad it's back!
Posted by wilma on 7th Jun 2015
Still one of my favorites. Love this time of year, sitting on the front porch in the early morning sipping my Kapeu.
Posted by Geoff on 7th Feb 2015
A very enjoyable cup. Fruit flavours are pronounced but difficult to narrow down but hey, don't get me wrong, it's ridiculously delicious. The aftertaste left leaves a lingering delicious flavour. Like your post coffee buzz, it's something you really look forward to.
Posted by Wilma S on 16th Jan 2015
I have become addicted to your coffee. Enough to have it mailed to BC. Thanks.