Guatemala | Finca Santa Ana

Pineapple Process

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Toasted Almond, Redcurrant, Cocoa Powder

Pineapple Process
Pineapple Process
Pineapple Process
Pineapple Process
Pineapple Process
Pineapple Process
Pineapple Process
Pineapple Process

Guatemala | Finca Santa Ana

Pineapple Process

$21.50 Sale Save

Toasted Almond, Redcurrant, Cocoa Powder

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Aromas of poached pear and cocoa powder introduce this juicy cup. Notes of toasted almond and redcurrant accompany—yes—pineapple acidity in the cup. The slightly drying finish features cocoa powder and a hint of mesquite.

Producer: Nando Diaz
Farm: Finca Santa Ana
Region: Santa Rosa Department
Altitude: 5,415-5,905 feet | 1,650-1,800 masl
Varietal: Caturra & Bourbon
Process: Pineapple Fermentation
Roast: Light
Notes: Toasted Almond, Redcurrant, Cocoa Powder

Nando Diaz's experimental process involves fermenting freshly-harvested coffee cherries with chunks of fresh pineapple before washing. This method accentuates the coffee's natural sweetness and juicy body. We love its interplay of sweet and tart notes with a backbone of nuts and chocolate. 

Finca Santa Ana is a longtime Direct Trade partner of our sister company, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. The farm has had multiple Cup of Excellence appearances, including #4 in 2010 and #16 in 2015. The carefully supervised quality control at the farm is evident in the cup.

Finca Santa Ana has partnered with local organizations to invest in the community of Pueblo Nuevo de Viñas, including improving the fiscal infrastructure of the pre-school, elementary school, and the county health center building and maternity room. The farm also provides a "coffee Kindergarten" during harvest season—a certified day care dedicated to the children of the temporary employees on the farm.

As part of our Direct Trade buying philosophy at PT's and Bird Rock, we always look for ways to invest in our farming partners in addition to paying a good price for the coffee. In 2015 Bird Rock shared an investment with Fernando to plant new seed stock at the farm with about 15 new varietals, including Mokka and Gesha. In a few years, these shrubs will give Finca Santa Ana more varietals to sell to specialty roasters and add another dimension to this already great farm.