Guatemala produces many different types of the world's finest and most distinctive coffees. The country has many unique coffee producing regions that has gained a positive and well known reputation in the industry. Coffee is Guatemala's number one export contributing to the country's growing economic status.
This coffee type comes from a coffee farm in Guatemala called Finca Oriflama. The farm’s 412 acres are situated on the rugged slopes in western Guatemala, high above sea level. The altitude and the rich volcanic soil give the coffee a citrus kick with rich flavors and great sweetness. This coffee is not only specialty coffee (SHB), it is also Rainforest Alliance certified. To be RFA certified means having standards that are intended to protect the environment and the rights of workers. This certification allows the farmers to have a sustainable farm-management system, control costs, gain efficiencies, improve crop quality, and maintain the wildlife habitat. Finca Oriflama has equal pay for women and pays nearly three times the minimum wage during the coffee season. It is a great coffee to enjoy because of its complexity but also because of the “feel good” story behind it.
- SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1350 meters. This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown; this classification is higher than HB.
- RFA (Rainforest Alliance) standards that are intended to protect the environment and the rights of workers.
tart acidity, lemon notes, round body, balanced, complex, excellent sweetness, chocolate notes, sweet blackberry