SANTA ROSA, GUATEMALA
Plum, molasses, pistachio
El Cielito is situated in the village of Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, Department of Santa Rosa, Guatemala , between the Tecuamburro and Pacaya volcanoes. It is an exceptional microlot from the larger Finca Santa Ana. Coffees are hand sorted on each day of picking and dried in raised parihuelas. This particular lot is honey processed meaning that the sticky, sugary layer beneath the skin (the mucilage) is left on the seed to dry. Honey processing not only gives coffees unique flavors and aromas due to the sugar fermentation in drying, but also ultimately uses less water than a washed coffee.