Guatemala Finca La Montanita  (Orange Peel)

Guatemala Finca La Montanita (Orange Peel)


PROCESS: Orange Peel Experimental Process

VARIETAL: Yellow Catuai

ELEVATION: 1700 - 1850 masl

REGION/PROVINCE: Jalapa - Mataquescuintla


This wild-eyed coffee comes from agronomist Jose Humberto Gonzalez Morales at Finca La Montanita which he started in 1984. His son Jose Humberto Gonzalez Jr. helped develop this new fermenting process by adding Orange Peels from fruit grown on the coffee farm and Belgian Beer Yeast introduced into the tank to propagate for 48 hours at 73 degrees, then Fully Washed and patio dried. This coffee is a first for Loma, and we are planning to visit this farm and take part in it's next experimental endeavors. Of course, you will taste the local Orange Fruit, Belgian Clove, Pomello, Citron, Cardamom swirling around Light Milk Chocolate notes that hint towards Drinking Chocolate or Ice Creams. Fuzzy, Nitrous Oxide sparkling creates an expansive crema and enormous mouth-feel. We are lucky to be partnering with the producers of this fine coffee and are being offered this lot due to our reputation as providers of novel and unique ways in which coffee can be processed. In return, we will spread the word and pioneering practices being knocked out in Guatemala on Finca La Montanitafor years to come.

  • Tasting Notes

    Pomelo - Orange Juice - Belgian Ale – Red Clover Honey - Cardamom 

  • Brewing Recommendation

    Aeropress or Chemex

  • Origin

    Elevation: 1700 - 1850 masl
    Region / Provence: Jalapa - Mataquescuintla