Guatemala Nuevo Oriente
Nuevo Oriente region
Nuevo Oriente is one of the regions that gathers producers from Anacafe Guatemala who started the Regional coffees promotion in 1998 and since then, Oriente has been added to the strategy of promotion of microclimates and quality.
Nuevo Oriente region includes Zacapa, Chiquimula, and the mountains of Jalapa, to the west of the country. In the last few years Jalapa has developed with small producers focused on improving the quality of their drupes. This particular lot is from a group of small producers in Jalapa. The harvest time in the region is between December and March.
This coffee is washed and was dried on a patio. The majority of coffees is the region are washed but Jalapa offers well-defined seasons which guarantees a correct fulfillment of the natural process, since, at the time that harvest happens, the region gets dry and cold, which gives a good window of time to make good naturals.
Coffees from Nuevo Oriente are usually appreciated by their body. In general, they offer a great texture and a great balance of acidity and sweetness, which makes it a very versatile coffee. Nuevo Oriente is a region that is growing in terms of quality and production, a lot of farms are appearing because of it’s micro climate and work force.
In the last few years there have been more and more excellence cup competitors from this region and this underlines the actual effort that the producers of this area are making to constantly improve the quality of their product.