PRODUCED BY: Carlos Rivas
DESCRIPTION: caramel, Pink Lady apple, milk chocolate, and a clove finish
REGION: San Pedro Negra, Huehuetenango
ALTITUDE: 1,800 m
We love coffees from Guatemala for their smooth body and balanced, sweet profile. We’ve featured several from the country over the years, and are excited to bring a new one to our lineup. Guatemala La Union, with its milk chocolate sweetness and malic acidity, embodies everything we love about coffees from the region. This 100 percent Bourbon lot was produced by Carlos Rivas, a coffee growing expert with nearly 30 years of experience.
Armed with an education in agricultural engineering, Carlos began growing coffee on his own farm at a relatively low altitude. As the climate changed over the next two decades, his farm became unsuitable for growing high quality coffee. He knew that if he wanted to continue growing coffee that met his high standards for quality, he would need to find a new farm.
After some searching, he found the perfect place -- an abandoned coffee farm at 1800 m. This farm, which he named Finca La Union, is where Carlos grows his coffee today. Producing only traditional coffee varieties, he works hard to improve his processes every year to keep raising the bar for coffee quality. Carlos’ commitment to excellence is evident every time we taste this new coffee from La Union!