La Folie: Bourbon, Guatemala
Harvested: Winter 2016-2017
Location: San Felipe de Jesus, Antigua, Guatemala
Tastes like: black cherry, chocolate cake, limeade
Grown by: Mary Louise and Mary-Anne Penny
Our first and freshest offerings of the season from Guatemala!
Outside of the historic Guatemalan city of Antigua, the old growth plants of La Folie grow under the shade of silky oaks at an elevation of 1570 meters above sea level. The Penny sisters entrust La Folie to the management of Luis Pedro Zelaya, who processes this coffee at his nearby mill, Finca Bella Vista.
As a showcase of selectivity and lot separation, this lot is comprised of the best Bourbón variety pickings from the harvest. In the cup, this lot opens with pleasant citrus and floral aromatics. Cherry lime acidity pairs nicely with a gentle tropical fruit sweetness to create a coffee that is incredibly clean and incredibly drinkable.