Guatemala La Bolsa
GRAPE TART // BUTTERY // ORANGE
The region of La Libertad is a place that we can’t fully capture - rolling hills turn into the huge sweeping, lush green mountains overlooking the border into the Chiapas region of Mexico. Warm winds sweep in from the Tehuantepec plain, protecting the coffee in the highlands from frost.
Special coffees grow here. The micro climate and production is exceptional at La Bolsa, which has been in the Vides/ Ovalle family since 1958.
Our lot comes from the foothills of the highest elevated part of the farm and is entered through a tunnel in the mountain, opening like a window to the Bourbon and Caturra lots on either side. Slow ripening at this elevation yields the sweetest fruit.
Between the family’s continuous focus on quality, and their sense of social responsibility (they maintain a full school, and access to healthcare for the local community), makes us excited to work with La Bolsa for yet another year.
- Producer: Renardo Ovalle & Family
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
- Elevation: 1650 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
- Harvest Year: February - April 2016