DT Coffee Guatemala Ayarza is from Farmer Arnaldo López, one of the many producers that works with the Ayarza cherry mill and has been involved in coffee production business his entire life. His father took him into the field to plant coffee trees as a child. Now Arnaldo has five children of his own and the cultivation of coffee has provided a platform for the family to grow and improve their quality of life.
The region of Ayarza is a special one, landmarked by the drastic landscape and cold blue water from the Laguna de Ayarza and Laguna Azul. The lake was formed by two massive volcanos that collapsed and formed a large crater. The legends surrounding this lake are numerous and the bottom has never been found.
This coffee is dried with the cherries at a depth of 4-6 inches and turned often during the day. Over the first few days the coffee turns from red or yellow to a deep purple then black when ready.
Altitude: 1,400 - 2,000 masl
Varietal: Catuai, Anacafe 14, Pache, Bourbon, San Ramon
Expect notes of mango, star fruit and chocolate