One Line Coffee Releases Guatemala Finca La Bolsa

Oct 13, 2011



One Line Coffee announced the release of a new coffee, Guatemala Finca La Bolsa.

This coffee originates from a single farm in the La Libertad section of the Huehuetenango growing region. The farm’s name is Finca La Bolsa, and is owned by Maria Elena Vides de Ovalle and managed by her son, Renardo Ovalle. Renardo is a third generation coffee farmer. His grandfather, Dr. Jorge Vides, originally bought the farm.

Renardo grows Bourbon and Caturra varietals, and Finca La Bolsa sits between 1300 and 1500 m. of elevation. This coffee is fully washed.

When we first got this coffee in, we were amazed by the roundness and sweetness of the coffee. Our first impression was this coffee was a perfect every day coffee.

We decided to take the coffee just a hair darker than we normally would, hoping that it could appeal to a wide range of customers, and we believe we succeeded.

You’ll notice that the coffee has a very sweet fragrance, slightly winey, with notes of milk chocolate and a hint of blueberry. In the cup, you start to notice subtle, balancing roast notes, along with vanilla, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, and cinnamon. This coffee is medium-bodied, with a touch of a grapefruit acidity. It shows a nice, lingering finish.

River Road Coffeehouse in Granville and Newark, OH, has officially adopted this coffee as their current house coffee, available throughout the day.