Guatemala: Santo Tomas

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Description

Farm: Santo Tomas

Region: Huehuetenango

Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon

Process: Washed

Drying: Sun dried on patio

Elevation: 1,600 masl

Owner: Antonio Tomas

Cupping notes: Caramel, Pear, Molasses

Cupping score: 86.00

Antonio Tomas started farming about thirty years ago. However, in 2010 and 2011 he was facing one of the greatest challenges with the leaf rust infestation. That crisis resulted in something good in the sense that Antonio became part of ASIAST, a local producer association that helped him with knowledge and training on coffee production. 

He says that he always has felt happy to be a coffee producer, and he feels that focusing on quality to be able to ask higher prices for his crop is one of the ways to keep sustaining his family in the future.

Thanks to dry, hot winds that blow from Mexico’s Tehuantepec plain, the Highland Huehuetenango region is protected from frost, which allows for cultivation at extreme altitudes of beans with a fine intense acidity, medium body and delightful fruity notes.