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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 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.

Farm Varieties
Size
Average farm size

0.7 – 7 Hectares

Location
Country
Guatemala
Municipality

San Pedro Sacatepéquez, El Quetzal, San Cristóbal Cucho.

Department
San Marcos
Elevation

1,200 – 1,500 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

December – March.

Processing Method

Washed. Fermented for 18 to 24 hours.

Shade

Chalum, Banana, Avocado, Oak, Citrus native trees.

Drying Method

Sun-dried on concrete patios and raised beds.