Guatemala Los Tarrales Caturra Natural
Los Tarrales Natural Reserve is an award winning farm for their conservation efforts of forests and wildlife as well as their amazing coffee.
Los Tarrales reserve ranges from the lowlands at 750 m elevation to the top of the volcano at 3500 m, providing different bird habitats. More than 350 bird species have been recorded in Los Tarrales. The preserve is part of the Atitlán Important Bird Area (IBA GT015), designated by BirdLife International.
The entire altitudinal range is accessible on trails of different difficulty, from easy to walk to very tough hikes. Los Tarrales lodge is located at 750 m and surrounded by the small village, the coffee processing plant, coffee and ornamental flower plantations, and secondary growth. Several Cinnamon Hummingbirds defend their territories around the lodge and flocks of Pacific, Orange-fronted, and Orange-chinned Parakeet do often rest in nearby trees. White-bellied Chachalacas are often seen in secondary scrub.
Varietal | Red Caturra
Process | Natural
Elevation | 1400-1600 MASL
Drying Method | African Raised bed with shade cloth applied during hottest times of the day.
Drying time | 25 days.