farms

owner: florencio and gilberto mendez

FARM: FINCA AQUAS ALTAS, FINCA JOCOTALES, FINCA MOTECLARO, FINCA RANCHO

REGION: agua dulce, huehuetenango

VARIETALS: bourbon, caturra

ALTITUDE: 1,440-1,710m

HARVEST: DECEMBER-MAy

PROCESS: FULLY WASHED AND DRIED ON PATIOS IN THE SUN

lots: coyegual, manantiales, la joyada, el barranco, peñasco

 

Story

Gilberto and his family own four farms that produce some of the highest quality coffees in the Agua Dulce area: Finca Aquas Altas, Finca Jocotales, Finca Monteclaro, and Finca Rancho. Three generations of the family work together across all of the farms and microlots with the shared goal of increased quality and stable yield. In the center of their property is Peñasco, a micro lot, named after the rock outcropping under a cliff. From this protruding slab of rock vantage point you have an unobstructed view of the entire valley. The Mendez Brothers are very close neighbors to the Martinez Family of Finca Vista Hermosa and the families have been close friends for generations.