La Leona - Guatemala

REGION: San Marcos
VARIETIES: Bourbon, Caturra & Catuai
ALTITUDE: 1200 - 1500 MASL
NOTES: Lemon, Honey & Floral
This is our second time buying La Leona, a delicious washed coffee from the San Marcos community of Guatemala. In the cup we're getting those classic Guatemalan notes of citrus, honey and delicate florals - everything we love in coffees from this area. Imported by our friends at Caravela, read on to find out more.

La Leona is the coffee that perfectly represents the community of San Marcos, Guatemala. The lion is the symbol of the evangelist St Mark, and throughout history, it has been represented worldwide by statues, on coins, flags, and other insignias. In the department of San Marcos, there are statues of the Lion of St Mark, signifying the power of the evangelist word, the spiritual elevation of the people and their devoutness.

Due to the delicate, floral, and subtle notes of orange and honey in their coffee, this community blend is best described as the female lion! The area is surrounded by two of the highest peaks in Guatemala, the Tajumulco and Tacaná volcanoes. Tajumulco and Tacaná are very characteristic of the region, they stand out creating a beautiful sight and resulting in coffee farms having ideal volcanic fertile soil.

The producers that put together La Leona coffee are committed to quality. They have worked hard on their infrastructure over the years to improve the quality of what they do. Today, they are proud of the coffee that they produce and are excited about what the future holds

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