Guatemala La Bolsa Single Origin Espresso
AMBROSIA APPLE // ROUND // CHERRY
A light roast espresso.
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 - how nice of Mexico.
Special coffees grow here. The micro climate and production is exceptional at La Bolsa (which has been in the Vides/ Ovalle family since 1958 , but especially the section of the farm that our lot is comprised of. “Ventana Grande” means “big window” - at 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 that ripen the slowest, and consequently 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.
To see our straightforward approach to making delicious espresso, click here.
Here are the parameters that we've been using with Colombia Pitalito (parameters for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket)
- 18 grams of freshly ground coffee
- Timer for 28-32 seconds
- Pull 37-39 grams of liquid espresso
- Grouphead at 200° F
- 9 bars at machine gauge
- Producer: The Ovalle Family
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
- Elevation: 1650 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Caturra, Bourbon
- Harvest Year: February 2017