Guatemala La Bolsa Ventana Chica
APPLE // PEACH // ROUND
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 microclimate and production are 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 Chica” means “small window” - adjacent to the foothills of the highest elevated part of the farm, and is a view through a tunnel in the mountain, opening like a window to the Bourbon and Caturra lots on either side that ripens 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.
For all types of filter coffee brewing, we recommend the following parameters:
- Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16g water
- Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 195-200° F
- Extraction: 20-21%
- Producer: The Ovalle Family
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
- Elevation: 1650 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Caturra, Bourbon
- Harvest: February 2017