Group of 20 small-scale producers from San Marcos
Tres Gigantes represents the coffee growing region of San Marcos, a department full of contrasts due to its climate and culture. This region has been called the place where the volcanoes rise, since within its territory and nearby areas, the San Antonio volcano (3,033 meters), Tacaná (4,092 meters), and Tajumulco – the highest volcano in Central America at 4,220 meters, can be found. San Marcos is known for having a cold and cloudy climate but also being a privileged place. As part of the territory is near the coast, it also has pockets of warm climates. Hence, locals and tourists alike can find outstanding coffee, beaches, and volcanos to explore, it is truly a unique region.
Tres Gigantes is possible thanks to 20 small-scale farmers from San Marcos who work hard to produce some of the best coffees in this region, growing varieties such as Bourbon and Typica and traditionally fermenting the coffee for more than 28 hours. As the farms are located between the cloud-covered mountains with a cool climate, the coffee dries slowly, predominantly in raised beds or on the terraces, allowing it to maintain its intrinsic quality.
This coffee has notes of peach, dried fruit, honey, chocolate, and floral hints.
San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Cristóbal Cucho.
1,200 – 1,700 MASL