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La Leona

Around 20 small-scale producers from San Marcos
STORY

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 Tamaca volcanoes. Tajumulco and Tamaca are very characteristic of the region, they stand out creating a beautiful sight and result 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 for what they future holds.

Farm Varieties
Location
Country
Guatemala
Municipality

San Pedro Sacatepequez, El Quetzal, San Cristobal Chucho, Tajumulco, San Miguel Ixtahuacan.

Department

San Marcos

Elevation

1,200 – 1,800 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

December to April.

Processing Method

Fully washed at each farm and fermented with water for 38-40 hours.

Shade

Ingas, Plantain, Oranges.

Drying Method

Fully-sun dried on patios and raised beds for 10-18 days.