Finca: San Miguel
Varietals: Bourbon, Catuai, Carimor
Roast Color: light-medium
Notes: strawberry, wholewhat bread, silky body
Café Artesanal San Miguel Entre Volcanes de Antigua was De la Gente’s first partner cooperative. The town of San Miguel Escobar, founded in 1527 as Guatemala's second colonial capital, is located just outside of Antigua. Antigua Guatemala is one of the most popular coffee regions throughout the world. The valley is encircled by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. Its climate is temperate all year with steady moisture that makes this a suitable and perfect place for coffee to be slowly nurtured. Antigua's coffee is often characterized for being outstanding in the cup, and its complexity varies, normally exhibiting a floral acidity that is often spicy or chocolaty.
The standards are set high within the group, so everybody pays exceptional attention to detail in every step of cultivation, harvest, and processing. The farmers are generally smallholders. Each producer wet mills and dries their own beans, while the cooperative takes care of dry milling with the solar-powered mill financed by De la Gente and partners. Café Artesanal San Miguel manages the entire export process of De la Gente’s coffee, including milling other cooperatives’ crops.