Origin Information

Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora
Bourbon, Caturra
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
October - February
1500 – 1650 meters
Volcanic loam
Fully washed and dried on elevated tables inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
"Luckily a couple great coffees came in Thursday when I was at the office to be the designated cupper! The first shipment of Guatemala Antigua Bella Carmona arrived and it is a favorite of ours year after year. My first impression was of the texture and sweetness, round and soft and sweet like apple juice. Then I noted the acidity, which was light and sweet, like a tamarind soda, with just a touch of brown sugar. This coffee is going to be foolproof for home roasters, and extremely chuggable for those persons locked in their houses in the coming weeks."

- Jeri Idso
Senior Trader, Sales Team Leader

Background Details

Guatemala Antigua Bella Carmona is sourced from Hacienda Carmona, a farm located near the city of Antigua within the department of Sacatepéque, Guatemala. Hacienda Carmona is owned and operated by Luis Pedro Zelaya, a fourth generation coffee farmer, and his family. Coffee produced in the Antigua region has a protected designation of origin (PDO) because of Antigua’s renowned coffee reputation. With over 100 years of family knowledge and a formal education in agronomy, Luis Pedro has the unique ability to bring tradition and innovation together. For example, at the coffee mill it is easy to see traditional fermentation processes being implemented, while at the same time, cutting edge drying techniques practiced in a recently constructed solar dryer with three tiers of drying beds and sensors to precisely manage temperature.