Guatemala | Santa Isabel
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Guatemala | 100% Organic Arabica Coffee
Organic / Direct Trade / Rainforest Alliance / Hard Bean
Ravaged by a coffee leaf rust disease in 2012, Finca Santa Isabel has revamped their entire coffee farm. They now grow varietals that are more immune to this disease, while also giving the coffee plants more space and shade to grow. Their focus shifted from quantity to quality. They are now the second farm in Guatemala to be certified by the Rainforest Alliance. In addition to providing homes for many local and migratory birds, they also provide a natural grazing area for local short-haired sheep.
This family-owned farm is also dedicated to the living standards of the workers on-site. They provide recreational space and a medical center where a doctor visits biweekly.
Their high quality hard-bean coffee produces an extremely smooth and velvety cup with just the right amount of citrus. The end result is reminiscent of an orange creamsicle.