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Santa Isabel BREW

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CUP PROFILE: Strawberry aromas lead to notes of caramel, chocolate and lemon with a creamy body and juicy acidity. 

ROAST PROFILE: Light
COUNTRY: Guatemala
REGION: 
Santa Rosa
ELEVATION: 1300masl
PROCESS: Washed
OTHER NOTES: Organic, Rainforest Alliance, fancy, single origin, traceable, shade grown

FARM INFO
Finca Santa Isabel has been family owned and operated by four generations of the Keller family, dating to 1899. The Kellers’ commitment to producing excellent coffee goes hand in hand with their dedication to the environment. 

The Kellers’ entire coffee crop is shade grown, more than 1,500 short-haired sheep roam the land, grazing on weeds as a natural alternative to pesticides, and the farm practices biodynamic agriculture. Further, at the highest elevation of the property, a natural forest reserve is home to diverse species of plants and animals. 

In 2004, Santa Isabel’s coffee plants suffered from widespread disease. The Keller family decided that the only way to rejuvenate the farm was to implement organic agriculture techniques. In addition to these techniques, the farm also benefits from rich, volcanic soil and a microclimate that’s ideal for cultivating high-quality coffee.

Three qualifications also make Santa Isabel’s coffee stand out. Fancy specifies that the coffee is above-average specialty coffee. Organic means that the beans are grown without chemical pesticides and with methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. And Rainforest Alliance standards protect both the farm’s workers and the environment, with a special emphasis on the protection of endangered species in its rainforest areas. 

According to the Kellers, Santa Isabel is the oldest Rainforest Alliance-certified farm in the world. 



Type: Coffee