Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
Farm: Vides Family Farms
Altitude: 1250-2100 M
Grade: SHG EP
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping Notes:Milk Chocolate, Nutty, Strawberry Jam
Description:Bodhi Leaf has been offering this blend of farms from the Vides family for several years now! Composed of 8 farms in the La Libertad area of Huehuetenango, varieties are blended together from high elevations to create a classic and approachable cup profile. Sweetness prevails in the cup with a creamy chocolate flavor and a sweet strawberry jam finish with mild nuttiness in between.
In 1958, Jorge Vides, the grandfather of the family founded Finca La Bolsa. He purchased land, which was covered in forests and proceeded to cultivate bourbon and caturra varieties. While being a full-time doctor, working Monday through Friday and constantly scheduling visits to his patients from various regions of the country, the farm was his real hobby. His passion for health led him to become Director of the National Hospital of Huehuetenango, which to this day, bears his name. His humanitarian sense extended beyond the coffee production. In 1980, he founded a school that still runs on the farm, and has since been named after him and authorized by the Ministry of Education. Four years later, Anacafé named hum "Distinguished Coffee Grower" due this success in production work. In 2001, with the second and third generation, production was turned over to dedicate itself to the production of specialty coffee.
The Vides family continue to strive for high quality specialty coffees with Rainforest Alliance certification and top results in Cup of Excellence, Exceptional Cup, PCCA and Grand Cru competitions!