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JOYA GRANDE GUATEMALA starts this week!!!

           Here it is... Our newest coffee to our lineup. JOYA GRANDE! 

        Maple sweetness surrounds this chocolate coated malty texture.                                   

Name of Estate: JOYA GRANDE
Farm Owner: Austreberto Morel Hidalgo
 
GEOGRAPHY
Region: Huehuetenango (La Democracia)
Localization (area): 325 kms. WNW of Guatemala City
Altitude: 4,500 to 6,000 ft. above sea level (1,370 to 1,830 mts.)
 
COFFEE
Coffee varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Pache
Quality: Fancy Strictly Hard Bean
Mill processes: Washed, naturally fermented, 100% SUN DRIED
Harvest season: January through April
 
FARM HISTORY
Finca Joya Grande was established in 1976. It started with a very small coffee plantation and all production 
had to be transported by horses. In 1984, the first roads were built in order to facilitate
access by 4WD vehicles. 
 
SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES
All coffee pulp resulting from the wet mill process is utilized as organic fertilizer. The
water springs inside the farm are protected with vast vegetation in order to preserve the
area and avoid contamination. The farm donates sufficient potable water from its main spring to approximately 25 families of the neighboring village (Chinabaj). The farm works under a strict shade grown policy and also has forest conservation areas that provide shelter to many native fauna a flora species.


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