Verve Coffee Roasters Guatemala La Candelaria


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Looking for a vibrant, complex coffee that pops with shortbread and meyer lemon? La Candelaria is a crisp expression of Guatemalan coffee, perfect for drip, pour-over or straight espressos!

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From Verve
Defined by an indulgent, shortbread-like sweetness and a meyer lemon acidity, this year’s selection of La Candelaria profiled for filter brewing is subtly decadent and downright drinkable.

On Sourcing the La Candelaria from Guatemala
Shortly southwest of Antigua, on the eastern slopes of the behemoth Volcan Acatenango, lies the small municipality of Alotenango. In a time before the value of specialty coffee was realized, coffee from Alotenango would be sold as – and blended-in with – that with the name “Antigua” to profit from the premium associated with the region. Only recently has the industry begun to value coffees from Alotenango as a micro-region of its own, characterized by its volcanic topography and nearer proximity to the Caribbean sea.

This year’s selection of coffee from Finca Candelaria was assembled through the extensive process of evaluating “day-lots” from the estate. A day-lot can represent anything from a plot, or location, on the farm to a specific day of harvest and can range from 5 to 50 (46 kg) bags. Over 7,000 bags of coffee from the Candelaria estate was evaluated by our green coffee buyers to select those which we felt best to represent this unique region.


  • Roast: Light
  • Producer: The Familia Zelaya
  • Region: Alotenango, Guatemala
  • Altitude: 1300-1700 Meters
  • Varietal: Bourbon, Villa Sarchi
  • Process: Wet Process