Santa Isabel Espresso
- Toffee sweetness
Santa Isabel is a fifth-generation family farm owned by Luis Valdés Sr and run by his son Luis Valdés Jr, nicknamed ‘Wicho’. Wicho grew up watching and helping his father on the farm, and he fell in love with coffee from a very young age. After high school, he went away to study agriculture. He returned to work at Santa Isabel in 1998.
The farm is located in Guatemala’s Cobán region, where it rains for 9–10 months of the year. This means that the coffee-tree flowering is staggered, which results in a long harvest period (usually November–May), as the cherries ripen at different rates. To make sure each cherry is picked at its ripest, Wicho’s team does at least 12 passes over the farm. Sometimes there are breaks of up to two weeks between passes as the cherries need time to ripen to perfection.
Espresso roast. Suitable for espresso machines and stovetops. A great place to start your coffee at home journey.
MARKET LANE has a goal to ignite positive change in the coffee industry by redefining what coffee is and can be, and to build a market for, and appreciation of, specialty coffee. From the outset, Market Lane have been committed to quality, transparency, sustainability and using business for good.
Location: Weston Street, Brunswick