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  • gentle aromatics of sweet citrus and florals
  • mild and sweet with subtle blackberry tones
  • smooth with a chocolate finish

Guatemala La Frontera

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Rainforest Alliance certified and one of our Direct Trade relationships, Guatemala La Frontera comes from the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. Renardo Ovalle Vides is the farmer of three plots of land while his wife, Jacqueline, manages the quality control of their coffees. Together they manage one of the most majestic coffee operations you’ll see anywhere in the world. Their diligence and execution pays of in this offering with aromatics of sweet citrus and notes of ripe blackberry and florals before a smooth finish.

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Origin: Guatemala
Region: Huehuetenango; La Libertad
Elevation: 4,200 – 5,250 feet
Grower: Renardo Ovalle Vides
Farm: Finca La Bolsa & Finca El Rincon
Varietals: Bourbon and Caturra
Processing: Fully washed and dried on patios

In the La Libertad district of Huehuetenango in Guatemala, the Vides family’s farms Finca La Bolsa and El Rincon shine bright with a distinct thoughtfulness for everything on the farms. From the coffee, of course, to the workers, to the native animals and birds, to the natural flora of the region, Renardo is incredibly thoughtful in the way he manages his farm as a third generation coffee producer. Achieving Rainforest Alliance certification is no small task, yet for Renardo and the Vides family, RFA compliance is simply the common sense, responsible way to manage a coffee operation. The farms host an ample amount of towering shade trees, wildlife, and streams. The coffee pickers are accomodated at a significantly higher-than-going rate to incentivize high quality work and the return of skilled pickers year over year. Some pickers have remained on the farm for more than 40 years because of the way they are treated and valued by the family. There is also a school on the farm, funded by Coffee Care, which provides nutrition, education, and care for the children of those living on and near the farm. Simply put, if anywhere in the world there is a coffee oasis in regards to quality, beauty, sustainability and ethics, it is represented by La Frontera. For years we have been more than proud to bring this coffee home and share it to you, our friends and family.