Atitlan is both the name of a lake and a volcano, situated in the Sololá department of Guatemala. The lake itself is endorheic, meaning it does not drain in to the ocean or sea, and is overlooked by three volcanoes, Atitlan (with a peak of 3535 metres above sea level) and Tolimán (3158masl) to the south and San Pedro (3020masl) to the west, the slopes of which provide the vast majority of this coffee. Headquarters for the cooperative are in Santiago Atitlan, on the banks of the lake. Although the full range of the cooperative covers altitudes of 1350-2000masl, the majority is grown around 1700masl.
This Washed Specialty Guatemalan Coffee scores a very respectable 85 on the SCA scale. This is no surprise as it combines a perfect balance of clean, sweet Raspberry and Blackberry notes to create a well-balanced moreish cup of coffee brewed for filter.