Origin Information

Grower
Finca El Pilar | Juan Carlos Chen
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra
Region
San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, Guatemala
Harvest
January - March
Altitude
1,950 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from Finca El Pilar, a family owned farm located near the city of Antigua within the department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. Juan Carlos Chen owns and operates El Pilar, which has 225 acres cultivated with coffee and another 470 acres of preserved forest. Juan has spent the last five years renovating the coffee operation, which had been neglected for many years. The focus has been on establishing the right balance of agricultural practices that incorporate new technology while conserving and protecting the vast treasure of natural resources.