OWNER : rolando villatoro
FARM : Finca las rosas
REGION: agua dulce, huehuetenango
VARIETALS: RED AND YELLOW BOURBON, marago, geisha, CATURRA AND CATUAI
ALTITUDE: 1,600-1,900 MASL
PROCESS: FULLY WASHED AND DRIED ON PATIOS IN THE SUN
lots: las rosas, el mangal, el roble, galeras, la niña pepena, las terrazas, palo gacho, cipresales
Run by Rolando Villatoro and named for his mother’s love of roses, his estate is unequalled in beauty, health, and cleanliness. Rolando runs a successful coffee supply business that allows him to be on the cutting edge of coffee equipment, training, and practices while providing much needed assistance to local producers. Rolando also buys up lower-grade from farmers and resells it in the Mexican market. Without Rolando those farmers would take a substantial loss.