Smallholder producers on the slopes of the Agua and Acatenango volcanoes have been growing coffee for generations. These families grow the traditional variety, Bourbon, and deliver ripe cherries to local miller and exporter Bella Vista. Most of this coffee is blended together, but a few producers like Eddy Barrientos are so consistently good that we request to keep their coffee separate, to roast on its own. Mr. Barrientos’ farm, Pajal, is just up the mountain from the town of San Miguel Dueñas, at an elevation of 1730 meters above sea level. Always sweet and complex, look for lots of malic grape and apricot in this year's offering.
HARVESTED: Winter 2019
LOCATION: San Miguel Dueñas, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Ritual has been a pioneer in this delicious shift in coffee consciousness since we opened our doors on Valencia Street in 2005 and started what some call a coffee revolution in San Francisco. Our goal then--and our goal now--was to craft the very best cup of coffee available anywhere. Period. We've learned a lot over the years, but the care and attention we lavish on our process is unchanged, including tasting every coffee several times before it goes out to our coffee bars and into your cup.Read more