Region: Flor Del Café Huehuetenango
Growing Conditions: 1,550 masl
Notes: BLACKBERRY, CHOCOLATE AND SWEET
Surprisingly complex and vibrant organic lot, perhaps owing to the high altitudes and ideal growing conditions of Agua Dulce, Cuilco, a remote part of western Huehuetenango we work deeply in.
In the 1940s, the first seedlings of Arabica coffee were planted in Agua Dulce. The high ridged, verdant mountains of this extremely remote area made not only for an idyllic new home for many families, but the perfect growing conditions for coffee.
One of the first families to cultivate coffee were the Pérez family. The oldest, Osbaldo Pérez worked tirelessly with his siblings to grow coffee successfully, and over the decades the family founded several estates throughout the valley. One of the farms, called “Flor Del Café”, or The Coffee Flower, would become one of the most prestigious coffee estates in the region, well regarded by coffee people around the world.