Flavor Notes: Nutty, Chocolate, White Grape
Region: Sierra de Las Minas, Guatemala, Central America
Growing Elevation: 1,850 MASL
Producer: Don Higinio Gomez
Since 2017, our relationship with Don Higinio and his family has grown, and many of their harvests have been featured in our signature blends and single origin offerings. We buy the following coffees from Don Higinio and the community of coffee producers that he organizes. Cerro de Oro, Las Moritas Yellow Pacamara, and San Antonio. We use San Antonio for our Cream & Sugar Dark Roast and 60% of our Elevation Blend.
Sierra de Las Minas is the highest non-volcanic chain of mountains in Guatemala outside of the Huehuetenango Region. A microclimate of humid forest dominated by pine trees, along with the non-volcanic soil, gives character to the coffees produced by Don Higinio.
The Gómez family were among the first visionary farmers in the region to transition into coffee over forty years ago. Today, with the help of the Gómez family, many families are now successfully growing coffee.
You can read more about Cerro de Oro, The Gómez family, and our latest adventure to their farm on our Coffee Sourcing Blog.