Category Archives: Producers

Panama Harvest Visit, March 2017

The purpose of my recent visit to Boquete, Panama was to spend a couple of days cupping with long-time friends and partners. Over the course of this visit, I observed and learned about the latest developments concerning how coffee cultivation

Panama Harvest Visit, March 2017

The purpose of my recent visit to Boquete, Panama was to spend a couple of days cupping with long-time friends and partners. Over the course of this visit, I observed and learned about the latest developments concerning how coffee cultivation

Farmer Profile: Dario Hernandez

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Dario Hernandez Owner: Dario, Angelica & Tono Hernandez. A family of three (Tono is Dario’s and Angelica’s son) – each with their own plantation making up the farm as a whole Closest town: Antigua

Farmer Profile: Dario Hernandez

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Dario Hernandez Owner: Dario, Angelica & Tono Hernandez. A family of three (Tono is Dario’s and Angelica’s son) – each with their own plantation making up the farm as a whole Closest town: Antigua

Farm Profile: La Soledad

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: La Soledad Owner: Lucía Zelaya Farm manager(s): Julio Pablo Damian & Ronny Asensio Closest town: Antigua Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude (masl): 1600-1800 Farm Size (ha): 12.5; 10 planted with coffee Approximate number of trees planted

Farm Profile: La Soledad

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: La Soledad Owner: Lucía Zelaya Farm manager(s): Julio Pablo Damian & Ronny Asensio Closest town: Antigua Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude (masl): 1600-1800 Farm Size (ha): 12.5; 10 planted with coffee Approximate number of trees planted

Farmer Profile: Cresencio Izaguirre

Family Details  Farmer’s & Spouse’s names: Cresencio Izaguirre & Maria de Los Angeles Martinez Farmer’s Date of Birth: 10 June 1972 Children’s names & years of birth: Ruber Joel (1999); Ingrid Jackeline (2000); Jairo Nahun (2002); Lusby Roxeni (2005); Yeldy

Farmer Profile: Cresencio Izaguirre

Family Details  Farmer’s & Spouse’s names: Cresencio Izaguirre & Maria de Los Angeles Martinez Farmer’s Date of Birth: 10 June 1972 Children’s names & years of birth: Ruber Joel (1999); Ingrid Jackeline (2000); Jairo Nahun (2002); Lusby Roxeni (2005); Yeldy

Farm Profile: Buena Vista

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Buena Vista Owner: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Farm manager(s): Carlos Patal (daily operations); Franklin Quiche (overall) Closest town: Jocotenango Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude: 1772-1900 masl Farm Size: 80 ha Approximate number of trees planted per

Farm Profile: Buena Vista

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Buena Vista Owner: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Farm manager(s): Carlos Patal (daily operations); Franklin Quiche (overall) Closest town: Jocotenango Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude: 1772-1900 masl Farm Size: 80 ha Approximate number of trees planted per

Kenya: The Backward Rise of the Small Estate Farm

Connecting quality coffee with specific farms and their owners has become the specialty coffee norm, which emphasizes cup score, long-term relationships, and transparency. This bodes well for smallholders and roasters alike, as these expectations point to an evolving market; one

Kenya: The Backward Rise of the Small Estate Farm

Connecting quality coffee with specific farms and their owners has become the specialty coffee norm, which emphasizes cup score, long-term relationships, and transparency. This bodes well for smallholders and roasters alike, as these expectations point to an evolving market; one

Farm Profile: El Pilar

Region: San Juan Sacatepéquez Average altitude: 1520-1920 msnm Coffee area size: 90 hectares Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí Shade: mixed Owner: Juan Carlos Chen Managed by: Juan Carlos Chen Harvest season: January- March (Peak: last days of February and the

Farm Profile: El Pilar

Region: San Juan Sacatepéquez Average altitude: 1520-1920 msnm Coffee area size: 90 hectares Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí Shade: mixed Owner: Juan Carlos Chen Managed by: Juan Carlos Chen Harvest season: January- March (Peak: last days of February and the

Farm Profile: La Florida

Region: Patzun Chimaltenango Average altitude: 1805 masl Farm size: 21 hectares Wet mill: Florida Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuaí, Pache Shade: Native trees, Gravileas, Ingas Owner: Rodolfo Benavente Managed by: Víctor Hugo Juárez Harvest season:

Farm Profile: La Florida

Region: Patzun Chimaltenango Average altitude: 1805 masl Farm size: 21 hectares Wet mill: Florida Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuaí, Pache Shade: Native trees, Gravileas, Ingas Owner: Rodolfo Benavente Managed by: Víctor Hugo Juárez Harvest season:

Farm Profile: Chuito

Region: Antigua Altitude (masl): 1500-1900 Farm size (ha): 44 Wet/Dry mill: Bella Vista Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchí Shade: Gravilea Owned and Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December- April (Peak: last days of January and the beginning

Farm Profile: Chuito

Region: Antigua Altitude (masl): 1500-1900 Farm size (ha): 44 Wet/Dry mill: Bella Vista Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchí Shade: Gravilea Owned and Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December- April (Peak: last days of January and the beginning

Farm Profile: San Juan

Region: Antigua Average altitude: 1600-1800 msnm Farm size: 28 hectares Wet mill: Bella Vista Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Gravillea Owners: Elizabeth Hegel de Figuera & Eduardo Figueroa Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora Harvest

Farm Profile: San Juan

Region: Antigua Average altitude: 1600-1800 msnm Farm size: 28 hectares Wet mill: Bella Vista Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Gravillea Owners: Elizabeth Hegel de Figuera & Eduardo Figueroa Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora Harvest