Coffee producer Luis Pedro Zelaya has four generations of Guatemalan coffee culture pulsing through his veins. His reputation for producing world-class coffees is drawn from his ability to implement precise farm management and post-harvest processing decisions. The process starts at the Zelaya’s family farm, Hacienda Carmona, where plant nutrition, pruning, and pest management are superb, resulting in a selection of exquisite coffee cherries. At Bella Vista (the location of the wet and dry-mills) Luis Pedro and his team meticulously process fully traceable lots by harvest date, location, variety, and altitude. Coffee is depulped, fermented, and washed in a traditional process that has been perfected over the last 100 years. Then, the coffee is gradually dried in a controlled environment designed to protect cup quality. Raised drying beds and sensor-controlled airflow permit a more uniform drying process and an additional opportunity for hand sorting parchment as it dries. The same focus on sorting and quality control is executed
PRODUCER: LUIS PEDRO ZELAYA ZAMORA
VARIETAL(S): BOURBON. CATURRA.
GROWING ELEVATION: 1500-1650 METERS
PROCESSING: WASHED. DRIED ON RAISED BEDS IN GREENHOUSES.
REGION: SACATEPEQUEZ. ANTIGUA. GUATEMALA.