Classic: El Santo
Cocoa, Cherry, Lemon
Variety: Bourbon, Typica
Origin: Fraijanes, Guatemala
Producers: Smallholder Farmers
The history of farming in Fraijanes runs deep, with the ̈Juanes Friars ̈ (hence the name), bringing coffee to the region over 200 years ago. The soil in Fraijanes is characterized as sandy loam, which is due to the combination of fresh ash from the Pacaya Volcano, silt, and clay. Nestled between Los Pinos Lagoon, Cerro Redondo Volcano, and Lake Amatitlan is Beneficio San Victor. The mill, located in the town of Los Verdes, has been owned and operated by the Molina family since the 1990s and serves as a hub for farmers in the region to process their coffees.
El Santo is washed and sun-dried on patios, the most common way that we see Guatemalan coffee prepared. And for good reason - the resulting brew is smooth and flavorful, with a strong chocolatey base accented by brighter touches of cherry and lemon. When you think of solid Guatemalan coffee, this is the profile that springs to mind and it's a true delight to feature such a dependably delicious coffee in the club's lineup.
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