Microlot whose name comes from a spectacular yearly festival
All day coffee reminiscent of sweet pastry and subtle citrus
On November 1st every year the communities in Sacatepequez host a festival of giant, elaborately decorated kites, cometas, in honor of All Saints day. Tradition states it is the thunderous impact of the winds against the kites which permits the living to commune with the dead, protect the spirits of those who have passed from troubled ghosts, and allows the souls of loved ones to rest peacefully.
La Cometa has a unique and delicious flavor profile due to their location that borders three active volcanoes. Warm winds from the Guatemala Pacific coast along with previous volcanic activity create complex, nutrient rich soil ideal for their coffee and warm climate. Five producers contribute to this lot, combining the best their farms have to offer. The premiums they have received for their coffee allows them to invest and to keep growing their quality and production. It has shown them that the hard work and passion they put into the coffee can be tasted in the cup and directly related to income.
The coffee is washed and processed on each of the five farms, then sun-dried on both patio and raised bed for 10-22 days. We taste delicious coffee cake, orange zest and a sweet, syrupy (not too heavy) like quality to this coffee. We recommend a 1:16 brew ratio, filtered water at 208-210℉, a medium grind, and a 3-3.5 minute brew cycle.