Holiday Espresso

Holiday Espresso




The landscape of La Libertad, Guatemala, defies imagination. It’s a place where rolling hills meld into sweeping, lush green mountains, and where warm winds blow in from the Tehuantepec plain. Nestled within these mountains is La Bolsa, a coffee farm that the Vides family has owned since 1958.

El Cabro is another exceptional lot from La Bolsa located at 1500 masl. It comes from the highest elevation on the farm and is made up of San Ramon and Caturra varieties. Coffee can flourish at this high elevation because warm winds eliminate the frost that can harm the delicate plants. At such a high elevation the coffee cherries mature slowly producing a sweet and complex cup.

The Vides family’s continuous focus on quality and their sense of social responsibility makes us excited to work with them for another year. They maintain a full school and provide access to healthcare for the local community.

El Cabro has a plush mouthfeel with notes of dried almonds.

For all espresso we recommend the following 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 of pressure

    Product Details

    • Producer: Renardo Ovalle - Vides
    • Country: Guatemala
    • Region: Huehuetenango
    • Elevation: 1500 m.a.s.l.
    • Variety: Caturra, San Ramon
    • Harvest Year: 2019
    • Roast Level: Light Filter Roast