Guatemala Antigua Bella Carmona Bourbon, Greenhouse Dried
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Brownies, Cameral, Orangle, a pleasant black-tea finish and a strong body, very long aftertaste
Farm: Bella Carmona
Growing Altitude: 1,500 - 1,650m
Processing: Greenhouse dried, Washed
Roasting Level: Light-medium
About Bella Carmona
Antigua Bella Carmona comes from one of Guatemala’s most beautiful and captivating valleys, Antigua. The region’s rich volcanic soil and cool weather provide the perfect conditions for producing some of the world’s most prized coffees.
Bella Carmona is a blend of Bourbon cherries processed at Beneficio Bella Vista, which is owned by the Zelaya family. The mill uses traditional washing and sun-drying processes. The Zelaya family has been producing coffee for decades, and its experience shows in every cup. Some of the cherries come from the Zelaya’s own farms, while others come from experienced coffee families in the surrounding areas.
The Zelayas focus on several agricultural techniques to improve soil health and overall quality, including pruning, soil enrichment and disease prevention methods. They also work with hundreds of small farmers in the surrounding areas to help them achieve similarly sound environmental practices, often processing their cherries at the family mill.
The use of transparent plastic as the sun drying room in the greenhouse can control the weather factors. During the entire sun exposure after washing, avoid unreliable variables in the rainy weather to damage the quality, and it is easy to control the time of the sun to achieve perfect flavor.