This round-bodied light roast opens with aromas of hazelnut, toffee, and mimosa. Red apple and dried mango notes accompany marzipan sweetness, with a satisfying finish of roasted almond and chocolate.
More from Ana Ortega's Finca Los Angeles:
Producer: Ana Maria Ortega
Farm: Finca Los Angeles
Altitude: 5,577 feet | 1,700 masl
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon
Notes: Chocolate, Red Apple, Roasted Almond
Ana Maria's father, Angel Ortega, owned Finca Los Angeles from its inception in 1950, and Ana Maria was born on the farm.
When Ana Maria was just seventeen, both her parents died tragically. She took over the farm and has been managing ever since. As a host, she displays managerial deftness, directing in a supportive yet firm way. She loves nature and flowers. In the city of Huehuetenango, Ana Maria's house has a beautiful garden complete with peacocks. Behind the house is a drying patio and a bodega for her coffees, where she can keep an eye on her "oro" (she calls her coffee her gold).
Piedra Partida is her highest-grown lot, with steep slopes that make it a challenge to pick. This lot is picked last during harvest as it takes longer for coffee cherries to mature at higher altitudes.