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Guatemala Cobán Santa Isabel Caturra
Mango, magnolia, peach
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About This Coffee
The emergence of beautiful coffees from Cobán is as unlikely as an ugly duckling becoming a swan. Until a few years ago, in the eyes of Guatemala’s coffee establishment, the mountainous region never even made a mark on the map. But farms like Santa Isabel, led by the intrepid Luis “Wicho” Valdes, are harnessing the very conditions thought to bar quality coffee production. Wicho and his workers calibrate processing styles in a veritable rainforest to make coffees bursting with tropical fruit. In making the best of what nature gave them, they have—like a fairy tale—reshaped our imagination. Digression The orderly rows of lush Caturra flourishing despite endless rain composes a landscape worthy of a modernist master: A multitude of shapes and colors foregrounded by a mesmerizing field of green.
Finca Santa Isabel is part of the vanguard changing the minds of Guatemala’s coffee establishment. Until just a few years ago, the mountainous region of Cobán never even made a mark on the specialty world’s map. But Santa Isabel, a farm surrounded by a veritable rainforest, has figured out a way to harness the very conditions, like high humidity and incessant rain, thought to prevent quality coffee. Farmer Luis “Wicho” Valdes and his team calibrate every step of processing to make coffees with prismatic complexity. This one, our second Caturra from Santa Isabel this year, is a starburst of tropical fruit and magnolia.
  • Our coffees go through a rigorous selection and quality-testing process, and we only share the coffees that have most captured our imaginations.
  • Each bag of Guatemala Cobán Santa Isabel Caturra whole beans is shipped to you within 24 hours of roasting from our Oakland roastery.
  • A cupping spoon and a soapstone hippo are two things our Green Coffee Buyer, Charlie, takes with him when he's sourcing our coffees.
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