Roast level: French
Produced by: 156 smallholder members of AAPOSA (Asociación Agrícola Productores Orgánicos Xejuyú Atitlan)
Region: Santiago Atitlan, Solola
Altitude: 1500–1600 masl
Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra
Tasting notes: Sweet, smooth and syrupy with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, and an herbal aftertaste
Sold in 1 lb. (16oz.) bags
Founded by less than 100 farmers in the year 2000, cooperative AAPOSA produces high quality and certified organic coffees with the help of ashes and dried leaves as an organic fertilizer. The growing co-op of over 150 farmers protects the diversity and sustainability of their natural environment, taking such measures as planting shade trees to maintain the natural habitat of the region. Santiago Atitlan offers rich, fertile volcanic soil and a wet, windy climate that allows for several sought after coffee characteristics, primarily nutty and chocolate flavors balanced with pleasant citric acidity and floral notes.