Guatemala La Cascada Flor del Rosario

Farm Coffee

Don Horst traveled abundantly through Latin America first stopping in Costa Rica, and then on to Mexico before settling in Guatemala in 1961. Although he first planted coffee on the farm in 1988, his coffee has already become one of Guatemala’s finest. His coffee finished 6th at the Guatemalan Coffee Internet Auction in 2002 and was the only coffee from the entire Alta Verapaz region to qualify. Amongst the coffee is a plethora of natural beauty. The diversity of flora and fauna make the farm a natural wonder. Trekking deep into the 550 hectares of land that encompasses Don Horst’s farm you will find a wealth of flowers including Orchids, Cardamoms and the Monja Blanca, which is Guatemala’s national flower. Deeper inside the farm you will find a beautiful 100 meter natural spring waterfall that honors our brand “La Cascada”, which means “The Waterfall” in Spanish. A few feet away from the waterfall’s mainstream you will find small rock caves formed by millions of years of water erosion. The beauty of Horst Spitzke’s coffee is no different than that of his farm. This coffee comes from a region that is famed for its tropical rainforest, its storied indigenous past and its wonderfully acidic coffee. Don Horst is a passionate coffee farmer and experimented miller, who is devoted since 1988 to get only the best out of his farm and his coffee may be the most strikingly acidic in the region. This citric explosion, coupled with a very well rounded body creates a single-origin delight for the ages.

Country: Guatemala
Region: San Cristóbal Verapaz, Alta Verapaz
Farm: Flor del Rosario
Altitude: 1.200 – 1.500 masl
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A coffee with a round and full body, sharp and crisp acidity, a floral aroma and flavors of citric fruits.
Citric Fruits
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
Processing: washed
Body: Full, Round
Acidity: Crispy, Sharp