Finca Villa Laura has been owned and operated by the Gaviria family since 1990. First, by Orlando Gaviria until his son, Mauricio Gaviria, took over the family business in October 2009. Located in Fredonia-Antioquia, Colombia and resting at an ideal altitude of 1700 – 1959 meters above sea level, this finca (farm) credits the more than 30 acres of robust biodiversity around their property for the quality Castillo and Colombia beans it produces; earning a finalist spot for the prestigious Cup of Excellence award in 2015. Our relationship with Mauricio began in 2020.
Finca La Montañita was started in 1984 by agronomist José Humberto González Morales when he decided to plant his first coffee tree, which is still standing today. The farm is located in Aldea Sansupo, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala and sits between 1750 to 2000 meters above sea level. In 2013, the relationship between Finca La Montañita and 606 Coffee Roasters began.
Jose Humberto is currently experimenting with new ways of processing coffee by fermenting it in orange peels and their yellow Catuai varietal. They competed in the Cup of Excellence for the first time in 2018, placing 33rd. 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).
Ibrahim Hussein purchased the estate over 10 years ago and named the land Burka Gudina, translating to “Where the blessings grow.” The coffee is grown without added pesticides, chemicals or synthetic fertilizers with shade provided by native trees, contributing to the biodiversity of the region.
Mr. Hussein is the third-generation owner of the Burka Gudina Estate; utilizing nearly 400 acres of farmland for production of Grade 3 certified Organic Ethiopian Limmu beans. The Estate’s growing altitude range of 1850-2000 meters above sea level make natural processing under the sun it’s preferred method.