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).
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.