Guatemala La Bella
EL PROGRESO, GUATEMALA
Producer Teodoro Engelhardt Ortega
Region El Progreso, Guatemala
Elevation 1580 masl
Graham cracker, blackberry, cherry
La Bella is an 80-hectare farm in the Sierra de las Minas area of the El Progreso department in Guatemala. The farm is owned and managed by Teodoro Engelhardt Ortega, a fourth generation coffee farmer. The farm is surrounded by tropical forest, creating a microclimate that gives the coffees a very unique cup profile. They have also been improving the social standards at the farm, improving the housing and cooking facilities for permanent and temporary staff, offering medical assistance to all staff and training to encourage progression through the coffee industry. All of the coffee is fully washed and dry fermented for 15-18 hours and then dried on raised beds inside a solar dryer.