Guatemala - Women Coffee Producers
Tasting Notes: Heavy body but mild acidity with notes of chocolate and brown sugar.
Farm: Finca El Limonar, Owned by Rosa Maria Ovalle. This farm is divided into 172 acres of coffee production and 55 acres of registered natural reserve.
Altitude: 1676 - 1737 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed
Background: Rosa Maria was widowed in her 30s and left with two young children and the coffee farm that she inherited from her husband. She worked hard to learn about the process of coffee farming and even built a wet mill on her farm. In her time, it was harder to be a woman business leader and the struggles that come with that. But her hard work has paid off because Finca El Limonar produces some of the best lots in Guatemala. In 2014, the farm participated in the Cup of Excellence competition, placing 7th with their bourbon varietal. Rosa Maria is now in her 70s and still very involved every year with the harvest and the checking of the quality of the coffee. She is very passionate about her work and is a super inspiring woman.