Guatemala - Pedro Perez
Subregion: Santa Barbara
Farm/Coop/Washing Station: Finca Lopez Producer: Pedro Perez
Roast Level: M5 ⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪
Process: Washed Sun Dried on Cement Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, San Ramon
Certifications/Quality: Single Estate
Flavor Notes: Peach Snapple Ice Tea, Toffee, Caramel
Pedro's farm, Finca Lopez, is named after his grandfather Patricio Lopez. After inheriting the land over 20 years ago, and establishing his coffee plantings with the help of his family, Pedro has been able to buy more land and bring in hired labor to assist with his overall coffee production. During the harvest, after selective hand-picking, the entire traditional washed process is taken care of on the farm, including the sun-drying on the cement patios installed to give better control over the procress.
The Santa Bárbara area in Huehuetenango is characterized by its mountainous terrain, with steep hills and valleys. The region's elevation, ranging from 1,800 to 3,000 meters above sea level, contributes to its ideal climate for coffee cultivation. The altitude, combined with volcanic soil and favorable weather patterns, creates the perfect conditions for producing high-quality Arabica coffee beans.