Guatemala Lote Especial - Evaristo Andres Vasquez Washed

Orange, lemon, milk chocolate, hazelnut, tea
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002181-1
  • 6 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Evaristo Andrés Vásquez and his family have been growing coffee in their small community of Aldea La Laguna in San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango for 15 years. His nearly 12 hectare farm is Finca Cemeterio, which translates as “The Cemetary”. It’s a peculiar name for a coffee farm but was chosen because the farm is situated next to the municipal cemetery. 

Origin Guatemala
Subregion San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca El Cementerio
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 2050m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Caturra, Pache
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

The coffee process from planting to harvest requires time, investment, attention, and dedication.

For Evaristo the secret is to be attentive and pay attention to it from the moment it is picked, once the best cherries have been chosen it has to be depulped with care.

The depulping is done with a manual depulper which is turned by hand. The coffee is left in buckets to ferment for one night. The next day he washes the coffee. Spread nylon tarps the ground and dried under the sun, drying takes about 10 days depending on the weather. It is turned regularly so that the drying is uniform and to prevent fermentation or mould formation.

  • Subregion San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango
  • Farm Name Finca El Cementerio
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Caturra, Pache
  • Min Growing Altitude 2050m
  • 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 P8002181-1
  • Origin Guatemala
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk