This is our fourth harvest partnering with Unity and the Villatoro family in Huehuetenango, GUatemala.
While the family has many stellar farms, this one is known for the juiciest, brightest, complex cup. Located in Peña Roja in La libertad, you indeed travel into a red pine forest upon approaching PdC. The washing station is very clean, and the drying area is both open sun patio, along with shaded new construction raised bed area. Very healthy Bourbon trees grow next to Caturra plants, the same with nearly all their family farms.
When our sourcing team last visited, they were put to work. They harvested cherries, raked parchment, & helped with fermentation experiments.
Aurelio is a world class coffee grower, placing many times in the country’s Cup of Excellence. Aurelio’s sons have a wonderful passion for coffee. This washed day-lot was most likely done under the direction of the new generation: Jenner, Rodin, & Dennis. These are Aurelio’s children who are becoming experts in their fields of processing, cupping, & farming.