GUATEMALA - LA ENCENADA
La Encenada comes from eleven small producers from the Huehuetenango region. Coffee from these producers is sourced by Byron Benavente in conjunction with Bella Vista mill, owned and operated by the Zelaya family (currently by Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora) for generations. In 2000, the Zelaya family began to transition the focus of their operation from commercial coffee to specialty. The result of their dedication to this transition is evident in the cup – La Encenada is sweet, clean and packed with subtle notes of stone fruit and melon, a testament to the family's pride in the quality of coffee that their community is capable of producing. This makes our job at KLVN relatively simple. When we receive a green coffee like La Encenada, we aim to emphasize what's already present in the coffee by roasting in a fairly light style, resulting in a clean and complex cup that's emblematic of all the hard work behind it.