Guatemala Acatenango La Esperanza- Peaberry


Region: Acatenango

  • Farm: Esperanza

  • Elevation: 1700 Meters Above Sea Level

  • Processing Method: Peaberry; Washed

  • Flavor Description: Sugary Lemon, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Cherry

The Story


The farm has been in the family for four generations, operated today by brothers Herman and Erick.  The brothers, both in their thirties, complement each other – Erick is an agronomist and Herman is a roaster. They continue to invest in the family farm and have produced award winning coffee  

We like that La Esperanza farm is small (55 acres) and the family is well connected to their local community, primarily Mayan.  The brothers attribute much of their success to their talented, and dedicated, employees that work hard all throughout the year.  

At an altitude of 5,500 feet and sitting below Acatenango volcano (often heard rumbling), the farm is ideally located for growing superb coffee beans.  The brothers utilize shade trees to provide a suitable microclimate that also enhances the quality of the bean.  



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Additional Info

  • Region: Kivu

  • Farm: Kigeyo Washing Station

  • Elevation: 1900 Meters Above Sea Level

  • Varietal: Bourbon

  • Processing Method: Washed Process with Pulped Natural Dry Fermentation

  • Flavor Description: Chocolate, Sweet Melon, Ripe Strawberry, Lime

The Story

COOPAC was founded in April 2001 with 110 members. That number currently stands at 2,198 with a current annual export capacity of over 12 containers. meticulously cultivated in naturally optimal conditions on the shores of the beautiful lake Kivu, The coffee is grown organically and is considered Rwanda's highest quality of Fair Trade certified organic coffee.