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$13.50 / 12 Ounces
Country
Guatemala
Region
Santa Isabel
Producer
Alex Keller
Varieties
Bourbon, Catuai & Caturra
Process
Washed
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Spicy

SANTA ISABEL, GUATEMALA

In 2004, Santa Isabel experienced a pandemic of coffee rust disease. Producer Alex Keller experimented with a variety of methods to treat the problem, but finally decided that the only solution was to return to organic cultivation. 2007 heralded their first certified organic production.

Since then, Alex has continued experimenting with innovative cultivation at the farm. Nowadays, it is a model of biodynamic organic agriculture; producing two pounds of composted dirt/fertilizer for every pound of coffee produced. Alex proudly showed us around the farm, even unearthing the fungi underneath a tree log to display the symbiotic relationship between fungi—beneficial to plant root systems and allowed to thrive due to Alex’s organic conditions—and the tree root systems. He has also planted other flowering plants and trees around the farm to attract more diverse species of insects. Alex’s goal is to build a diverse and sustainable ecosystem within his farm, one that mimics the natural preserve surrounding it.

Along with precise cultivation, Alex is meticulous about processing. Cherry selection, washing and drying protocols are painstakingly followed, producing clean, consistent and delicious coffee. His grandmother Isabel would be proud that he has put her name on this full-bodied, chocolatey coffee.


This coffee is certified USDA Organic, meaning its production did not involve the use of synthetic substances such as most pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.imag0041.jpgimag0036.jpgimag0031.jpgimag0044.jpgusda-organiclogo2.jpg


Customer Reviews

Rating 5/5 Based on 2 product reviews
  1. Rating
    Mild Full Flavor

    Written By Irv
    22nd Jul 2013

    Very good flavor - very mild - no bitterness. Brew it to the strength you like.


  2. Rating
    Smooth and Rich

    Written By Vanessa
    5th Jul 2013

    This coffee is the best I've had in years. Smooth and rich at the same time with little acid. Balanced and Delicious!



Micro-lots:

Available for limited times in small quantities, our carefully curated micro-lots are single origin coffees at their purest. Not only are the beans sourced from one farm, they're sourced from one micro-lot of land on that farm, ensuring a highly consistent flavor and experience. This is a wonderful way to sample the true, amazing potential of coffee. We've selected these lots despite their small quantity because we see something in them that's truly special--and we think you will, too.

Single Origins:

True to their name, single origin coffees consist of beans sourced from a farm or community in one, specific region. Seasonal selections from around the world, our line of single origin coffees focuses on the highest quality product from coffee producers who take their work as seriously as we do.

Blends:

Handcrafted from exceptional single origin coffees, our signature blends are carefully developed in our Hudson Valley roastery to please drinkers day after day, year round.

Decaf:

Offering exceptional flavor to coffee lovers who prefer to go without the caffeine, our Decaf selections stay true to taste with carefully blended, naturally water-processed decaffeinated coffees.

Whole Bean:

Select this option to receive whole bean coffee that can be ground to your preference just before brewing.

Coarsest (French Press):

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Weekly

12oz per week (About enough coffee to brew 10 cups each week.)

Bi-Weekly

12oz every two weeks (About enough coffee to brew 5 cups each week.)

Monthly

12oz each month (About enough coffee to brew 2 to 3 cups each week.)