REGION: Los Planes, Acatenango, Chimaltenango
FARM: La Hermosa
FARMER/GROWER: Max Fernando Perez Rios
VARIETIES: Typica & Catuai
ALTITUDE: 1800-2200 m.a.s.l.
GRADE: USDA Organic
TASTING NOTES: Lots of chocolate, great sweetness, mild citrus acidity, medium body, dark fruit undertones, clean finish.
We are so pleased to be offering this organic lot from Max Pérez who was awarded two top 10 finishes at this years’ Cup of Excellence competition in Guatemala!
Born and raised amidst coffee plantations and a parchment warehouse at home, Max Pérez always had the idea of starting a coffee business himself. In 2010, the opportunity came up. The time to “make the coffee dreams come true” arrived with a lot of family effort and a clear idea in mind: develop a specialty coffee farm that would blend tradition and innovation to supply its customers with amazing coffees, while having a positive impact in the society. And so, the adventure started!
After acquiring the land in 2010, the project started to take shape. The team was formed and the family experience added to an innovative vision facilitated the decision on what varieties and cultivars would be planted, the type of shade trees to be used and other technical needs that had to be met. From the selection of the seeds to the planting, every detail was carefully supervised in order to guarantee the success of the project. A coffee plantation is a long-term investment, so certainty and care in every step are crucial.
The farm is divided in thirteen plots in full production so all our coffees are carefully hand picked and processed following the best practices for the washed, natural, and honey methods. The quality of our coffees has been rewarded with different national and international prizes in thepast years, including the Cup of Excellence auction program. Of course, the job doesn’t stop here. We keep moving towards innovation and improvement.”