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Cerro Alto
Flavour Description:


Our apologies - Cerro Alto is now sold out and no longer available. If you enjoyed Cerro Alto, you may also like Mejor de Mexico, Rainforest, and Guatemalan.


This particular coffee comes to us from the farm of Francisco Pascual Tomas, a member of Asobagri who, together with his family, runs a farm of 3.37 hectares, 1.2 of which is given over to coffee production. Cerro Alto means “high hill” in Spanish and is the name of the mountain on which they grow their coffee. The Tomas family grows corn and beans for family consumption and relies on the income from coffee for their economic needs. Francisco has installed depulping and milling equipment and a coffee drying patio on the roof of his home, allowing for an unusually high degree of quality control immediately following harvest. Once the parchment coffee is dried, it makes the 145km trip to Asobagri’s central warehousing facility. Once it arrives in our roastery and gets the special treatment it deserves, it yields a clean, sweet cup, with a full, syrupy body.

The Roast Profile:  Roasted medium-light, with a gentle caramelization to highlight roasted nut notes and develop the body while retaining the innate sweet fruit flavors.

The Flavour Profile: Apricot, Lime Zest and a Toasted Pecan Finish

Origin and Producers:

Co-operative: ASOBAGRI   
Producer: Francisco Pascual Tomás and family
Altitude:  1,452 m.a.s.l.
Varietal:  Villa Lobo & Bourbon
Process: Washed
Community: Chanquejelve, Municipality of Barilla

“An Important Woman Contributes to Every Cup of Coffee”

This is the tag line of the most recent campaign at Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (Asobagri) in Huehuetenango, Guatemala—one of our longest standing producer-partners. Over the past five years, the Women’s Association at Asobagri has grown from 85 to 160 women producers whose production has grown from 165,000 lb to over 300,000 lb of coffee. By the end of 2014 Asobagri will have supplied all of their women members with wet mills to increase the productivity and quality of their coffee and 3 of the 8 Asobagri board members are currently women.

Light Roast
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