Origin Information

Maria Elena Vides | Finca El Sarral and Finca La Bolsa
Bourbon and Caturra
La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
January - April
1375 meters
Clay minerals
Fully washed and dried on patios, raised beds, and mechanical dryers

Background Details

Guatemala Huehuetenango Tres Cruces I GrainPro is sourced from a family owned estate within the municipality of La Libertad in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.  The Vides family owns and operates several coffee estates through Vides58, a company named after Jorge Vides Molina, who established the families first coffee production at La Balsa in 1958 after he retired from a 30 year career as a distinguished doctor in Guatemala.  Today, María Elena Vides (Jorge’s daughter), and Renardo Ovalle (Jorge’s grandson) continue Jorge's legacy at Vides58.  Their passion for quality was first recognized over 15 years ago with a second-place finish in the 2002 Cup of the Excellence.  In addition to their passion for quality coffee, Vides58 partners with CoffeeCare to ensure that parents who work on the family's estates have healthy place to send their children to learn and play while they are at work.  Maria is also a member of the Guatemalan chapter of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance.