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Guatemala - Dulce Leonarda

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Guatemala - Dulce Leonarda

Family Estate, Shade Grown, Hand Picked, Washed

Syrupy Body, Cocoa, Tobacco, Lots of Character

We are happy to have back in stock our Guatemala Dulce Leonardo from the Gustavo Mauricio Tello Family Estate located near the small village of La Mesilla.

The farm is about 590 acres, and they only produce about 1,000 bags of this coffee per annum.
It is 100% Shade Grown and all the coffee cherries are picked by hand.

Guatemala Dulce Leonarda coffee is grown at an altitude of over 5,000 ft., so it is a true Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) grade Guatemalan Arabica. See below for more about SHB coffee.

General Flavor Observations
Guatemala - Dulce Leonarda

The aroma while brewing offers wonderful notes of chocolate, subtle spice, and floral tones. 

There was an unexpected depth to the cup; kind of spicy, but not earthy, deep but not heavy, sweet, but not overly so.
I detected notes of cocoa, brown sugar, and cedar with a finish that was lingering and mildly honey-sweet.

If you love Guatemalan coffees then you are in for a wonderful treat!

No matter which roast level you choose, Guatemala - Dulce Leonarda is sure to provide plenty of flavor and character, in a full, round, satisfying cup.

Roast Level Profile Notes
Guatemala - Dulce Leonarda

My preferred roast level is Full City because I found more complexity and character.
Full City (+) will provide more depth

We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how the various roast levels will change the flavor profile:

City Roast (light roast)

Notes of Graham cracker, raw sugar and nice nuttiness in the cup are perfectly matched by a crisp acidity. Notes of cocoa nibs and a caramel sweetness are also present. This is a great choice for those who prefer a lighter roast.

Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred

This is the roast level with all the complexities between a light and dark roast. A full, round body, brown sugar sweetness, smooth mouth-feel, cocoa, and cedar spiciness are paired with a finish that offers a surprisingly soft acidity with mild hints of honey.

Full City (+) Roast

This is the roast level where you pick up more prominent notes of cocoa and depth of body. The mouth-feel is velvety, and the body is more full. Spice notes are still present but chocolate is at the forefront. The finish is sweet and long lasting with a well tempered acidity. Silky smooth!

Vienna Roast

A Vienna Roast will provide a more focused flavor profile that is centered around bittersweet chocolate and a deep, rich body, with a more pointed and lingering finish with a sweetness that is akin to molasses.

French Roast

This coffee can handle it! If you love deep, full-bodied French Roast coffees that retain complexity, you won't be disappointed!

Additional Information
Guatemala - Dulce Leonarda

Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) coffees are particularly sought after because these extreme elevations cause a slower development of the coffee while nutrient concentrations in the soil impart a much higher quality in terms of flavor.
These higher elevations also mean the crop yield is lower, and it is more labor-intensive to grow, harvest, and transport the coffee. However, the prices garnered for these SHB coffees is due to the coffee's outstanding quality, and not it's production.

The coffee premiums paid to the Dulce Leonarda growers are well above market price or even Fair Trade recommendations!

Huehuetenango is one of Guatemala’s 22 departments and one of eight different coffee growing regions in Guatemala.
The region shares part of its border with Mexico and occupies roughly 2,800 square miles of the country’s Western Highlands. The land is diverse in geography and climate, encompassing a wide variety of tropical lowlands and mountain peaks.
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Region: Huehuetenango
  • Traceable: Gustavo Mauricio Tello family estate
  • Elevation: 5,000 - 5,400 ft.
  • Process: Washed
  • Drying: Sun Dried on patios
  • Grade: SHB
  • Arabica Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

5 Stars
Delicious!
Excellent for an espresso at the full city + level. Chocolate and Velvet for sure!
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5 Stars
Exceptional!
The Guatemalan is exceptional!

Well, actually, they all are!! Regards, Bill
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