Finca Santa Isabel is located in the Department of Santa Rosa, about
60k southeast of Guatemala City. Elan Organic has been working with
Santa Isabel for the last few years during their transition to become
organic. In 2004 Santa Isabel experienced a widespread disease on their
coffee plants. After extensive research, the Keller Family decided the
only way to rejuvenate the Finca was to implement organic agriculture
techniques. The 07-08 harvest was their first to produce certified
organic coffee. The highest area of the property is a protected nature
reserve, where there are many diverse plant and animal species.
Biodiversity and sustainability are key components in the production of
Santa Isabel coffee and the preservation of their nature reserve.
Each coffee cherry at Santa Isabel is carefully selected, handpicked
and then sorted, guaranteeing a consistent and high quality product. A
small amount of the coffees are sundried on the state-of-the-art drying
patios while others are machine dried. The majority of their coffee is
exported to Asian and European markets, with a small amount being
imported into the United States.
Altitude: 3885 feet
Cup Characteristics: Consistent cup, chocolate, sweet vanilla aroma, slight citrus tones and a smooth body with a floral finish