Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Caramel, Tangerine
Altitude: 1500 - 1650 masl
Proc. Method: Washed
Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB “Dulce Leonarda” from the Gustavo Mauricio Tello family estate located in the La Libertad region near the small village of La Mesilla. The estate’s farmlands cover roughly 590 acres and vary in elevation from 5,000 to 5,400 feet, making this a true SHB grade (Strictly Hard Bean) Guatemala arabica. The family produces an assortment of 100% shade-grown Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra varietals handpicks their cherries and operates their own wet mill right at the farm. Parchment is transported to the exporter dry mill located in Escuintla, where it is brought down to its green state. The annual yield for the Dulce is only about 1,000 bags per year. There are hints of caramel, cocoa, nice citrus acidity, and a lingering, floral finish.