Born out of a project to develop with his father, Mauricio Rosales named his estate La Maravilla (“the marvelous”) because, well, it was such a perfect place to grow coffee. Grown at high altitude (1600m) just over the Guatemalan border from another famous coffee region (Chiapas, Mexico), this micro-lot benefits from converging warm northern winds and cool mountain air. We roast it medium, a shade darker than our Costa Rica and Brazil, to best highlight the flavor combination of cocoa, roasted nuts and raisin, and give it a smooth caramel body, with a bright citrus finish. It’s the perfect fruit-and-nut chocolate bar! Mauricio knew ideal conditions when he saw them, and despite having to construct a road himself to make the land accessible, now yields some of best beans in the region.