Guatemala Nueva Esperanza
TG LAB x XELA
Acatenango Region // Washed Process
The region of the Acatenango Valley receives its name from the Acatenango Volcano, located in mid-west Guatemala. The Volcano is the 3rd highest peak in Central America, greatly influencing the terrain that's bathed every year in the ashes of the Volcan de Fuego (The Fire Volcano) one of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala, and protected from frost by the warm winds that blow from the Pacific Ocean throughout the high plains that stretch all the way to the Atitlán Volcano.
This region's production is dominated by small families such as the ones organized in the village of Quisaché. Trapped in a valley formed between the slope of the volcano and the steep descent towards the town of Acatenango. Producers Oswaldo Perez & Ramiro De La Roca contribute the small lots which make up the Quisaché Micro-Region lot, named Nueva Esperanza (or New Hope).
We are roasting "New Hope" to an early-medium level, which accents the deep sugary base, while the pineapple & melon notes pop with brightness, leading to a lasting sweet finish.
Acatenango, Quisaché, Guatemala
Botanical Variety: Bourbon // Caturra // Catuai
Elevation: 1650+ Meters
Process: Fully Washed
Tasting Notes: Caramelized Sugar | Melon | Pineapple | Soft Acidity