Guatemala Monja Blanca
Monja Blanca comes to us from a variety of smallholder farmers off the shores of Lake Atitlán, in Guatemala. These producers grow Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchi, Typica, and Catuai. Monja Blanca, named after Guatemalan’s national flower, is a reliable SHB coffee that consistently cups in the 85 range. The coffees produced in this area are grown on the slopes of the volcanoes surrounding the lake, between in between 1550-1650 masl. Their proximity to the water allows for hot, dry days and cool nights which slows down cellular respiration and improves the development of sugars and acidity in the beans. This makes for a high acidity, married with a sweet and balanced cup with medium body.
Heavy body and round acidity, blackberry syrup, plum, chocolate, brown sugar and ginger