Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Tangerine, Almond
For every bag purchased of Bella, we will be donating $1 to the "Private Co-ed Coffee
School ANTIGUA COFFEE."
The Private Co-ed Coffee School ANTIGUA COFFEE is located in Hacienda Carmona Estate, in the town of San Juan el Obispo; The Bachelor of Science and Arts degree is taught with orientation in Productivity and Entrepreneurship, obtaining a diploma in coffee growing. It is aimed at small producers, youth and adults involved in the production chain and employees of the APCA member estates, which scholarships all students.
The mission is to educate professionals in the cultivation, sowing, harvesting and transformation of coffee with practices that allow the conservation of the environment and maintain the quality that distinguishes the Genuine Antigua Coffee.
Region: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Altitude: 1500 – 1650 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
Clean, Rich, Deep and Elegant. Just what we want in a top Guatemala lot.
Hacienda Carmona - Bella Carmona Lots
Luis Pedro Zelaya has earned a lot of attention around the cupping table and among learned coffee professionals. He has four generations of Guatemalan coffee culture pulsing through his veins and an Agribusiness degree from the renowned University of Zamorano.
His stellar professional reputation for producing world-class coffees is drawn from his ability to implement precise farm management and post-harvest processing decisions.
The perennial arrival of the Bella Carmona lots personifies the combined execution of all the fundamentals. The process starts at the Zelaya’s family farm, Hacienda Carmona. where plant nutrition, pruning, and pest management are superb, which results in a selection of exquisite coffee cherries.
At Bella Vista, the location of wet and dry-mill, Luis Pedro and his team meticulously process fully traceable lots by harvest date, location, variety, and altitude. Coffee is depulped, fermented, and washed in a very traditional way perfected over the last 100 years. Then the coffee is gradually dried in a controlled environment designed to protect cup quality. Raised drying beds and sensor controlled airflow permit a more uniform drying process and an additional opportunity for hand sorting parchment as it dries. The same focus on sorting and quality control is executed through to the final export stage.
Bella Vista’s dry-mill has also been specifically designed for sorting high quality micro-lots. Bella Carmona is produced in the Antigua region, which has a protected designation of origin (PDO) established because of Antigua’s renowned coffee reputation.