Finca La Montañita was started in 1984 by José Humberto González Morales, agronomist, when he decided to plant his first coffee tree which is still around until this day. The farm is located in Aldea Sansupo, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala at around 1750 to 2000 meters above sea level. Jose Humberto Jr. is currently running operations at the farm by experimenting and processing coffee by fermenting it in orange peels with their yellow Catuai varietal. They competed in the Cup of Excellence for the first time in 2018 placing 33rd and we have been working with them since 2013 which happens to be the first coffee we started roasting. Fun fact about José Humberto González Morales is that 30 years ago he discovered the varietal Pache Colis and named it after his towns’ nickname “Colis”. He has been given the credit and patent by ANACAFE (Guatemala’s National Coffee Association).
Farmer: José Humberto González Morales
Location: Aldea Sansupo, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala
Altitude: 1750 to 2000 meters above sea level
Cup of Excellence: 2018 Placed 33rd
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Process: Orange Peels fermentation
Discovered: Pache Colis
Finca La Pampa Has been around for over 100 years in the Pérez family but for 4 generations since 1945 they have been cultivating coffee. The farm is located in the alley of Acatenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala between 1500 to 1700 meters above sea level. Mario Pérez is running the farm currently and has begun to move away from traditional family varietals of Bourbon, Typica, Pache, Caturra and Catuai. He has begun experimenting with Geishas and honey processed coffee which he entered in the Cup of Excellence placing 20th in 2018 with the Geisha varietal. They also placed 12th in 2009 and 23rd in 2010.
Farmer: Mario Pérez
Location: Acatenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Altitude: 1500 to 1700 meters above sea level
Cup of Excellence: 12th in 2009, 23rd in 2010, 20th in 2018
Process: Full Washed
WHOLE BEAN only offered since our best quality coffees are meant to be ground at the time of use for optimal taste and freshness.