Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Guatemala Bella Vista Coffee Beans (340g) | Single Origin

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The Story
Bella Vista is both a meticulously planted coffee farm and an expansive processing facility in Guatemala that has been the center of the Zelaya family operation for over 100 years.

Luis Pedro Zelaya, a fourth generation coffee producer and passionate agronomist, runs the family business with a deep respect for its history and an eye towards innovation. On the farm, Luis Pedro focuses on pruning and soil enrichment to optimize plant health. At the Bella Vista wet mill, upgrades to coffee processing equipment over the last several years have led to a 70% reduction in the use of water.

In Guatemala’s old capital of Antigua, colonial-era buildings and cobblestone streets are nestled in a valley lined with three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. Over centuries, volcanic ash has impacted the structure and minerality of the region’s soil—a contributing factor to the legendary quality of Antigua coffees.

Tasting Notes: a classic cup layered with notes of sweet marzipan and spiced apple cider.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Since their beginnings, Stumptown has searched the world for the best coffee out there. That coffee grows in mountainous regions of the tropics — farms perched at high elevations with warm days, cool nights, and distinct rainy and dry seasons. Microclimates, soil composition, coffee cultivars, and post-harvest processing methods can each contribute distinct dimensions to the cup.

The Stumptown coffee team spends about half the year in producing countries, meeting directly with their producer partners on their farms, at their mills, and in their cupping labs.

The effort is worth it. Stumptown is not doing it the easy way by buying bulk, mid-quality beans anonymously from a trading house. Instead, they go right to the source of the best coffee — that farm atop a hill in Ethiopia, for example. They hike through fields, stand among coffee drying decks, and sit down to share a meal and talk about the crop with producers they’ve met many times.

Stumptown routinely pay producers well in excess of what they could receive on the commodity market, but they understand that their coffee demands more work — hand-picking each cherry at ideal ripeness and processing it with great attention to detail.