GUATEMALA - FINCA SANTA ELISA
Carlos Fontan is the manager and agronomist of Finca Santa Elisa, he does manages the farm on behalf of Coex Guatemala.
Carlos got involved in the world of coffee farming thanks to his Dad, who is also an Agricultural Engineer, who took me to farms since I was little and I was able to get to know a little about the jobs that have to be done in the year.
Carlos had been working as Agricultural Engineer and Agronomist carrying out technical visits on farms owned by independent producers; now as administrator of this farm here in Guatemala, have been able to get involved in many things about the world of specialty coffee such as nurseries, warehouses, field work, tastings, processes of specialty coffees.
The farm According to the story, is named SANTA ELISA for the Virgin of this sector and PACHUP is for a tree called CHUP that was found by many in this sector of the farm and provide shade-growing areas on the farm itself along native Cypress trees.
On the farm Carlos noticed that were growing many varieties and he started to identifying and separate them along the process, those variety includes Sampacho, Sarchimor, Marsellesa, Tekisic, Bourbon, Geisha, H-1, Villa Sarchi, Caturra, and Catuai.
That means that Carlos had been considering the farm to have a huge potential in the world of special coffees, for which it has had national recognition in the cup of excellence and the objective of opting for special coffees is for people to see that Guatemala coffee farms if well managed can deliver both productivity and quality.
Chocolate Biscuit, Mandarin, Blackberry, Kiwi
PRODUCER: Christian Starry
REGION: San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango
PROCESS METHOD: Washed
ALTITUDE: 1500 MASL
CULTIVAR: T5296 Sarchimor