Every farmer’s love story with coffee begins in a unique way. For Gildardo Contreras, it started as a young boy where in his back garden his parents has 50 bourbon coffee trees, they would pick and process together. In 2012, Gildardo made his dream a reality when he purchased a farm from a relative who grew both avocado and coffee. He slowly started buying up the neighbouring parcels until reaching the current farm size of 54 acres.
Felipe, Gildardo’s son, now manages the farm focusing on quality, and works with the neighbours to improve both quality and processing techniques.
They are always looking at natural remedies for plagues and even have a magic concoction of garlic, chilli, onion and water that eliminate one plague mould (fumagina)
Coffee parcels are renovated by 20% (3 acres). They plan to replace the bourbons planted at 1800 masl with SL28 which is supported by an irrigation system.
This coffee is probably one of the best tasting Guatemalan coffee’s we have ever offered. Expect notes of Bergamot, Jasmine and Mandarin.