Country: Guatemala

Farmer: Ricardo Zelaya

Region: Antigua

Varietals: Borbón

Elevation: 1580m

Tasting Notes: raspberry cream, sugar cane, lychee

We've been buying coffee from Ricardo Zelaya for many years now but never from the farm he manages across the street from his Santa Clara Estate. At Jauja, one of the oldest farms in Antigua, Ricardo began renovating and revitalizing the tired soil and replanting with borbón, borboncito and Villa Sarchi. We have had the opportunity to buy from Jauja before but it was just this year that we began to take notice of it's potential. Maybe we're fools. Very clean, juicy, elegant cups. A great start to the Guatemalan season.