Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil & Mexico
Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil & Peru
Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch and Cedar Wood.
Nutty chocolate with strong hints of caramel.
Pleasant with clear notes of caramel-apple.
Body & Finish
Balanced body with buttery sweet finish.
ROAST & BLEND DETAILS
Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil & Mexico.
Caturra, Typica, Bourbon.
Pacaya is an active complex volcano in Guatemala believed to have first erupted 23,000 years ago. Towering at 8,373 ft (2,552 meters) above sea leave, it lies only 19 miles southwest from the capital city making it a popular touristic destination.
Although it was dormant for over 70 years, it has been frequently erupting since 1961. Much of its activity is Strombolian, meaning it spews big blobs of lava and hot rocks from its vents. These bursts can reach dozens, if not hundreds, of meters in altitude. As the lava falls and hits the sides of the volcano it streams down its slopes as blazing rivers.
Sometimes Pacaya has Plinian eruptions consisting of massive columns of ash and gases. Once it falls back down, the ash can be beneficial to crops as its mineral rich properties boost the soil's fertility. However, it can be extremely dangerous if the cloud collapses too soon as it hasn't had enough time to cool down.
Active volcanoes in Guatemala are closely monitored to avoid any dangers.