Achilles Coffee Roasters
MT. SOLEDAD

Roaster Location: Flag of United States San Diego, California

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Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Varietal: Catimor/ Bourbon
Organic Fair Trade

Mt Soledad is our Light Roast coffee from Guatemala. These beans are true to the Central America region, with a full-body, rich chocolate notes, and toffee-like sweetness. These coffees are known to retain their unique flavors even with a darker roast, which is why we use a different Guatemalan bean in our Espresso. This coffee is grown in the hills of San Gaspar Chajul. The Coffee Trust was the first Fair Trade, Organic coffee association established in Guatemala. On top of their sustainable farming practices, the Trust provides fair paying jobs for many women of the region. Mt Soledad is a breathtaking view from one of the highest points in La Jolla. From the top, you can see almost all of San Diego and parts of Tijuana. The lookout is also home to a Military Memorial for Veterans of the Korean War.

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Roast Level: Light
Light roast coffee is a delicately roasted coffee that retains more of the beans' natural flavors and characteristics. Light-roasted coffees have bright acidity, complex fruit, and floral notes. Light roast coffee does not have less caffeine than darker roasts because caffeine levels remain stable during roasting.
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the main coffee-producing countries in Central America. Its volcanic soil and altitude make it ideal for producing quality arabica.
Coffee in Guatemala is grown in the high-altitude regions of the country. The country is known for producing high-quality Arabica beans, known for their well-balanced, rich, and complex flavors with notes of chocolate, fruit, and nuts with great acidity. The volcanic soil and favorable climate conditions contribute to the unique taste profile of Guatemalan coffee. The coffee industry is a significant part of the country's economy, with small-scale farmers and cooperatives being the primary producers. Guatemala represents around 2% of the world's coffee production, but due to its reputation for high quality, has an outsized impact in specialty roasts.
Organic
Organic coffee is produced without synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides, and artificial fertilizers. Instead, organic coffee farmers rely on natural and sustainable agricultural practices like crop rotation, composting, and biological pest control. To be labeled as organic, coffee must meet strict regulations and certification criteria set by governing bodies, such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the European Union (EU). Organic coffee not only supports environmental sustainability but may also offer health benefits, as it contains fewer chemical residues than conventionally grown coffee.
Fair trade
Fair-trade coffee refers to coffee beans that are produced, traded, and sold following a set of ethical and social standards designed to ensure fair treatment of farmers and workers in the coffee industry. Fair Trade organizations work to create a more equitable global trade model by prioritizing the well-being of small-scale coffee producers and farm workers, primarily in developing countries.

Best Rated Roasts of Achilles Coffee Roasters

Achilles Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from San Diego, CA United States. We have 15 cataloged roasts with 2 total reviews with a score of 5.00.

International Rank: #105 out of 822
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium Americas Blend
- Honduras
Medium Mexico
Dark Papua New Guinea
Light Kenya
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