Breville Canada // Efrain Bautista
ORIGIN: SAN PEDRO SACATEPÉQUEZ, GUATEMALA
ALTITUDE: 1,700 MASL
VARIETY: BOURBON, CATUAI, CATIMOR, CATURRA, TYPICA
NOTES: CARAMEL, BLACK TEA, RED BERRY, ORANGE
This coffee is produced by Efrain Benedicto Bautista on his family-owned farm in San Pedro Sacatepéquez in the department of San Marcos, Guatemala. On his 3.5-acre farm, Efrain cultivates, harvests, and processes his coffee with his own micro mill. He also works with a local co-operateive, COPECAFE, developed in San Marcos, that helps him gain technical support for the best agricultural practices. COPECAFE is interested in improving the health and productivity of these farms, and is currently investing in the production of organic fertilizers aimed at doing so. The members, including Efrain, are also part of a local family garden and beekeeping program that helps to diversify the sources of income within the San Marcos community. This coffee's flavour has everything we love about classic Guatemalan coffee, but also has juicy notes of red berries and orange!