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Origin Information

Grower
Oscar & Christian Schaps | Finca Los Caballitos
Variety
Bourbon, Caturra
Region
Chajul, Quiché, Guatemala
Harvest
November - May
Altitude
1500 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried on patios and raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Guatemala Quiche Finca Los Caballitos GrainPro is sourced from Finca Los Caballitos, a 300-acre farm located in the municipality of San Gaspar Chajul within the department of Quiche, Guatemala. This growing region, which includes the towns of Santa Maria Nebaj, San Juan Cotzal, and San Gaspar Chajul, is also called the Ixil Triangle because of the beautiful landscapes and the preservation of the indigenous culture. In 2005, Oscar and Christian Schaps, who are brother, purchased Finca Los Caballitos and started planting 100 acres with bourbon and the rest of the farm with the caturra varietal. Los Caballitos has its own wet mill, which allows for meticulous quality control while processing the harvest. Parchment is transported to Antigua where it is stored and milled for export.