Guatemala

 

Origin: Guatemala
Region: Huehuetenango
Farm: Las Terrazas, Cuevitas
Variety: Pacas, San Ramon
Altitude: 1750-2100 masl
Proc. Method: Fully washed and sun dried

Renardo Ovalle is the third generation of the family to produce a coffee in the region of Huehuetenango. Their farms La Bolsa, Las Terrazas and El Rincón are gathered under the name of Vides 58, in tribute to his grandfather, Jorge Vides, who created the first familial farm in 1958.

In 1958, Jorge Vides founded the Finca La Bolsa, a coffee plantation located in La Libertad, Huehuetenango. The farm, first covered with forests, was then cultivated with coffees of bourbon and caturra varieties. The humanist philosophy of Jorge Vides settled in the farm’s heart since the plant, since 1980, owns a school (still in function) which is today renowned by the ministry of education and has the name of its founder as well.

The cherries are harvested at maturity and then pulped before being placed in fermentation tanks for about 24 to 48 hours (depending entirely on the climate at the time of fermentation). The beans then pass into the waterways where they are graded according to their density and washed simultaneously.