Finca La Providencia Huehuetenango 250g
Finca La Providencia Huehuetenango: Expect a mild acidity, flavours of Hazelnut and dried fruit, and a very smooth finish. With milk this is a very easy drinking coffee. Finca La Providencia is situated in the high mountains surrounding the town of San Pedro Necta in Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
The farm has been in the Palacios family since 1954, and since that time it has been passed down through three generations to the current owner, Max Ariel Palacios Villatoro. The harvest begins in late December and ends in early April. Coffee is selectively hand harvested, with pickers choosing only the ripest cherries, and is then eco-pulped using the farm’s multiple Penagos pulpers.
The pulpers reduce the environmental impact of wet processing by reducing water usage and waste. After pulping, the mucilage is removed and then the coffee is delivered to dry on the farm’s extensive patios or (if the weather is wet) in the guardiolas, where it dries at a slow and even temperature.
Farm: Finca La Providencia
Varietal(s): Caturra (75%) w/ Bourbon, Mundo Nuevo & Catuaí
Processing: Fully washed & dried on patios or guardiolas
Altitude: 1,550 to 1,900 metres above sea level
Owner: Max Ariel Palacios Villatoro Town: San Pedro Necta
Total size of farm: 342 hectares Area under coffee: 250 hectares