Guatemala Finca La Providencia
1kg Raw Beans
Light apples and citrus acidity, with a medium-high body. Notes of nuts and cocoa with a sweet and chocolatey finish.
Origin: Huehuetanago, San pedro Necta
Altitude: 1550 - 1900 masl
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon, Mundo Novo
The farm has been in the Palacios family since 1954, and since that time it has been passed down through three generations, starting with Maximiliano Palacios through to his son Javier Palacios Funes (who passed away in 2006 at the age of 91) on to the current owner, Max Ariel Palacios Villatoro. Max will almost certainly pass on the farm to his own children, who will be the fourth generation to farm in this beautiful land.
For now, however, Max holds down the fort, overseeing all aspects of farm management, both administrative and agricultural. He is a highly experienced and dedicated coffee producer with over 40 years of experience, a deep love of the land and a comprehensive knowledge of the region.
Finca La Providencia’s location and elevationgives it an advantage in producing a very high quality coffee. The farm’s water resources are abundant, with several springs across the area, and the region has distinct wet and dry seasons, which are beneficial for flowering and processing. Farming in Huehuetenango, however, is not without its challenges. The topography of the farm is broken and very irregular, which makes harvesting and cultivation activities more laborious.Fertilisation of the clay loam soil must be done with stringent attention to detail in order to avoid ‘washing’ and erosion. For this reason, nearly 30% of the farm is kept under native forest, which helps prevent soil washing down the steep inclines and preserves the local ecology.
Do note that the coffee will be dispatched in whole beans only, unless stated otherwise.