Acevedo Cup: Recap

The inaugural Acevedo Cup was one of the most inspired/inspiring events CCS was a part of in 2016. What a motivating way to finish off the year. It’s difficult to imagine just how much preparatory work the Fairfield team had

Acevedo Cup: Recap

The inaugural Acevedo Cup was one of the most inspired/inspiring events CCS was a part of in 2016. What a motivating way to finish off the year. It’s difficult to imagine just how much preparatory work the Fairfield team had

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

Situation in Ethiopia

Over the last nine months, there have been waves of protest and unrest occurring in the Oromia region, which has led us to cancel our planned trip to Ethiopia in the coming weeks. Amidst the protests and subsequent killings, we

Situation in Ethiopia

Over the last nine months, there have been waves of protest and unrest occurring in the Oromia region, which has led us to cancel our planned trip to Ethiopia in the coming weeks. Amidst the protests and subsequent killings, we

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

Coffee Profile: San Jacinto

Region: San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango Average altitude: 1675 masl Farm size: 2.6 hectares Wet mill: Small producers Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Tequisik, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Native trees, fruit trees, Ingas Owner: Small producers Managed by: Small producers

Coffee Profile: San Jacinto

Region: San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango Average altitude: 1675 masl Farm size: 2.6 hectares Wet mill: Small producers Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Tequisik, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Native trees, fruit trees, Ingas Owner: Small producers Managed by: Small producers

Farm Profile: Bella Carmona

Farm: Carmona      Region: Antigua     Altitude (masl): 1500-1800       Farm size (ha): 675; 112.5 dedicated to coffee        Wet/dry mill: Carmona Coffee varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon      Shade: Gravilea      Owner/Manager: Maria del Socorro Ester Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December – April; Peak:

Farm Profile: Bella Carmona

Farm: Carmona      Region: Antigua     Altitude (masl): 1500-1800       Farm size (ha): 675; 112.5 dedicated to coffee        Wet/dry mill: Carmona Coffee varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon      Shade: Gravilea      Owner/Manager: Maria del Socorro Ester Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December – April; Peak:

Coffee Profile: Hunapu

Farm: Small Producers Trademark(s): Genuine Antigua Hunapu   Region: Antigua        Altitude (masl): 1500-1800      Farm size (ha): N/A   Wet/dry mill: Bella Vista Average Prod (46kg) green: 615.38 Coffee varieties: Caturra, Bourbon            Shade: Gravilea          Owner: Various Farm Managed by: Various  Harvest season: November

Coffee Profile: Hunapu

Farm: Small Producers Trademark(s): Genuine Antigua Hunapu   Region: Antigua        Altitude (masl): 1500-1800      Farm size (ha): N/A   Wet/dry mill: Bella Vista Average Prod (46kg) green: 615.38 Coffee varieties: Caturra, Bourbon            Shade: Gravilea          Owner: Various Farm Managed by: Various  Harvest season: November