Guatemala Lote Especial - Carlos Gonzalo Eduardo Washed

Butterscotch, raspberry, green apple, vanilla
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002181-2
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About This Coffee

This lot is sourced from Carlos Gonzalo Eduardo Rivas and his farm Finca La Unión. The business is a family enterprise and most of the management is handled by Carlos and his son Javier. 

Carlos and his family bought La Union in May of 2017. The farm had been abandoned for 9 years and was in dire need of renovation, however the family could see the potential: the farm sits at an impressive 2,000masl in a subregion famed for its high quality production: San Pedro Necta. 

They started with the control of the weeds, and the management of the shade trees. Then they renovated the areas by incorporating new trees and organic matter to revitalise the health of the soils. After many years of effort, they have achieved a high quality consistent cup which they can be tremendously proud of.

Origin Guatemala
Subregion San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca La Union
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 2000m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai, Gesha, Pacamara, Anacafe 14, Marsellesa
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

San Pedro Necta is a municipality located in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. It is situated in the western highlands of the country and is surrounded by beautiful mountainous terrain. Spanish is often the second language spoken by many of the farmers, the first being an indigenous aanguage called Mam.

The region of San Pedro Necta is known for its picturesque landscapes with lush green hills, forests, and of course: coffee farms. It has a predominantly rural setting, with agriculture being a primary economic activity. The cultivation of coffee is particularly significant in this area, and the region is renowned for producing high-quality coffee beans. The high mountains that protect the valley seem create a unique microclimate that produces some of the most floral and delicious coffee in Guatemala.

The indigenous communities in San Pedro Necta and surrounding areas typically have a strong connection to their ancestral traditions, languages, and customs. They often maintain agricultural livelihoods, cultivating crops such as corn, beans, coffee, and vegetables. Traditional clothing, crafts, and rituals are also an integral part of their cultural identity.

The Process

On La Unión the coffee crops are shaded with different kind of forest trees, whilst the coffee trees are planted at a distance of 1.2 x 2.1 meters from each other, making them look like contour lines marking elevation. It is important to highlight that they use organic compost, maintaining fertile and healthy soils.

They are using washed process for their production, traditional in Guatemala, after  carefully selecting ripe cherries they use large tanks to ferment the coffee overnight and then it is washed, and finally dried on patios.

Carlos and his family now are experimenting with naturals and honeys as well as washed.

  • Subregion San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango
  • Farm Name Finca La Union
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, Gesha, Pacamara, Anacafe 14, Marsellesa
  • Min Growing Altitude 2000m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
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  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £6.50
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade GTM CA WA SHB FANCY
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002181-2
  • Origin Guatemala
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk