New Coffee :: Guatemala Quetzaltenango “Loma Linda”July 26th, 2010 by Amanda
We’re happy to announce a new addition to our coffee lineup: Guatemala Quetzaltenango “Loma Linda.”
“Loma Linda” is a well-balanced, thick bodied coffee, with a sparkling acidity complimented by hints of chocolate, dried fruit and delicate spices.
Loma Linda is a cooperative coffee growing operation in the state (Department) of Quetzaltenango in Western Guatemala. It was founded by a group of 120 families who had lived and worked on coffee farms and dreamed of owning and cultivating their own land. The local Catholic Church helped these families find the right piece of land in 1981, nestled in the mountains between two sparkling creeks.
The producers of Loma Linda own their own coffee processing mill and warehouse, and export only a small quantity of coffee, making this coffee a rare treat. “Loma Linda” translates to “Lovely Hill,” an evocative name that suits this lovely coffee well.