Guatemala Las Peñas Espresso
Las Penas is named after the limestone rocks on Pedro Aguilar Mendez’s farm, which is located in the town of San Antonio Huista in Huehuetenango. His farm is located between 1550 and 1680 masl, where he also processes his coffee and this lot is a mix of the Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon and Mundo Novo varieties. Pedro’s focus has always been on quality, even when he began 30 years ago and you can taste that in the cup. This washed coffee is meticulously dried in the direct sun for 6 hours over 6 days between 9am and 2pm and is rotated every 20 minutes. In the cup, it’s like sipping on a vanilla milkshake after eating a creme brulee with a slice of peach on top. Sweet and milky.