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Guatemala La Esperanza Gold Label | Green Coffee Beans


Recommended Roast Level

Medium (City Plus)

Tasting Notes

We have had a coffee from the La Bolsa farm for several years as our flagship Guatemalan coffee.  It has been so consistent for so long it is almost like a blend.  This year the La Bolsa still tested very good but had a different flavor profile.  Honestly, I just didn't like it as much and felt like I was going to have to change up the coffee profile.  So I went to our samples and looked for one that would be similar to the La Bolsa we've had.  That was an exercise worth completing because I ended up with this beauty.  I believe this is the single best Guatemalan coffee I've ever tasted.  I ordered more of this coffee than anyone I've ordered in the past because I have such confidence in it.  It is a stunning cup of coffee and makes it so I don't miss our La Bolsa.  I'm hoping you feel the same way.

Guatemala La Esperanza Coffee Production

Don Evelio Nicolás Hernández bought the farm in 1983, and named it for his desire for a new start in La Democracia. Over the years his family grew and he expanded the farm, buying adjacent lots. Access to the specialty coffee market has meant a great deal to Elevio and his family.

Chalum and fruit trees shade the plants, but the steep slope here does much to diffuse afternoon sunlight. In addition to coffee, the farm grows bananas and other fruits.


Roast Level: Medium (City Plus)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Don Evelio Nicolás Hernández
Altitude: 1600m
Grade: SHB
Bourbon, Typica, Caturra