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Country:Guatemala
Region:Acatenango
Producer:Henio, Mercedes, Raul and Jose Perez
Farm:La Soledad
Farm Size:111 acres of coffee and 111 acres of forest
Altitude:5,400 ft.
Varietals:Anacafe 14
Harvest:Jan 2019
Rainfall:Yearly average 79 inches
Soil:Volcanic and sand (quite porous)
Production Method:Washed

Limited Roast - See description for next roast date.

Country:Guatemala
Region:Acatenango
Producer:Henio, Mercedes, Raul and Jose Perez
Farm:La Soledad
Farm Size:111 acres of coffee and 111 acres of forest
Altitude:5,400 ft.
Varietals:Anacafe 14
Harvest:Jan 2019
Rainfall:Yearly average 79 inches
Soil:Volcanic and sand (quite porous)
Production Method:Washed
Limited Roast
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The cultivar Anacafe 14 is a cross between disease resistant Catimor and the large beaned Pacamara. La Soledad set up a small experimental lot of this plant that produced a very good cup. There is a delicate floral note that runs though this coffee. There is only 300 lbs. of this Special Edition micro-lot.

The region of Acatenango is on the other side of the beautiful ancient city of Antigua’s two volcanoes (of three!). In 1963 Acatenango received two feet of ash, making the soil rich in phosphorus. Not long ago much of its coffees was transported to Antigua and sold as such. It is now recognized as a special terroir in its own right.

La Soledad receives warm moist air from the Pacific and often clouds over in the afternoon, while the morning is bright with strong shadows. The farm is 222 acres, half being natural forest, which the Perez family intends to maintain. The coffee trees are fairly heavily shaded with soil-enriching leguminous trees.

Henio Pérez's family has owned La Soledad, named after his grandmother, Soledad del Carmen, since 1895. Henio's son, Raul, works with his father to continuously improve their product. Raul now sample roasts on the farm and cups all the lots. They are also experimenting with several exotic varieties of coffee that we should be tasting in the near future.

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