This coffee gets its name from the Acatenango volcano located next to Volcán de Fuego, which translates to “fire volcano.”
Why we love this coffee
Since it’s currently active, tall ash plumes can be seen billowing over the skyline while intense lava fountains spew closer to the earth. Minerals, sand and ash from the explosive natural phenomena nourish the nearby soil after being carried by the Pacific Ocean breeze. And when combined with cool temperatures, these ideal conditions produce an unparalleled taste in the cup.
At first sip, notes of cocoa come through, and delicate nuances emerge as the coffee cools. With such a distinctive profile, this region’s coffee continues to gain recognition for the wonderfully rare flavour complexities that set it apart.
About Starbucks Reserve® coffee
Our constant travels around the world take us in search of small-lot coffees that are distinctive enough to earn our Starbucks Reserve® label. Each coffee is one-of-a-kind—sourced from small coffee-growing regions in Latin America, Africa and Asia / Pacific Islands.
All Starbucks Reserve® coffees are roasted with care, at our Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, to bring out their peak flavour expression. They are available in limited supply in select Starbucks® stores or delivered to you.
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