La Cumbre Estate, is located in one of Guatemala’s finest and most recognized coffee producing regions, the Fraijanes Plateau Region (D.O.C.), located between 1,800 and 2,100 masl (metres above sea level). The extremely rich soils in which our coffee grows, provide for a balanced yet rich flavours which deliver notes of a clean, bright, and strong cup with crisp acidity that give way to an apricot, blueberry and Swiss chocolate- toffee-nut flavour. It lingers a long and tasteful aftertaste.
Volcanic soil filled with pumice, very high altitude and an active volcano are characteristics that Fraijanes shares with nearby and also famous Antigua coffee. But plenty of rain, high and variable humidity, and a wider temperature range make Fraijanes a very different climate.
Pacaya volcano, the most active of Guatemala’s volcanoes, supplies the region with a light deposit of ash every so often, giving the soil an important mineral boost. The dry season has lots of sun. Although clouds, fog and very heavy dew are common in the early morning, they burn off quickly so that all Fraijanes Plateau is sun dried.