Guatemala Piedra Negra
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Continent: Central America
Farm: La Bolsa
Altitude: 1400 - 1600 Meters
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Berries, Milk Chocolate, Buttery
Description: In 1958, Jorge Vides, the grandfather of the family, founded Finca La Bolsa; a coffee plantation located in La Libertad, Huehuetenango. While being a full time doctor, his main hobby was the farm. Jorge Vides bought this land, which was then covered in forests, and proceeded to cultivate bourbon and caturra coffee varieties. His humanitarian sense extended beyond coffee production. In 1980, he founded a school that still runs on the farm, which has since been named after him and authorized by Ministry of Education. Four years later, Anacafé named him 'Distinguished Coffee Grower' due to his success in production work.
Today, Finca La Bolsa is operated by third generation farmers who continue to believe that business relationships with roasters and importers are based on consistent quality and passion for coffee.