La Esperanza is the central hub for all our coffees from Guatemala. While serving as a washing station, lab, and central hub for Josue Morales’ Los Volcanes project, it is also Josue’s only farm he manages as his own. He grows a single coffee variety on the farm, Villa Sarchi. This coffee variety grows well throughout Central America but yields less fruit than other Arabica plants, so it is not widely used. It has a really special creaminess in the body and even in the nose, with lots of beautiful caramelization notes. It has a strong character of strawberry and floral flavors that were the reason Josue decided to grow Villa Sarchi as his own. The farm and washing station are on the edge of Antigua, Guatemala. This central city is home to some of Central America’s best coffees and has the perfect climate for growing coffee. Cool nights, warm days, and shade provided by gravilias (bean) trees are ideal when combined with volcanic soil coming from the three volcanoes surrounding the area. The farm elevation is 1600 meters, and the coffees are washed and patio dried on site. The harvest season is January-March.