Producer:Roger Hidalgo
Farm:La BendiciĆ³n
Farm Size:37 acres
Altitude:5,400 - 5,900 ft.
Varietals:Caturra & Bourbon
Harvest:late February - early March 2014
Rainfall:moderate 51 in - 55 inches
Soil:calcareous clayey soil with rich top soil
Production Method:Washed
The 2014 harvest is a great one, returning to that crackling crisp cup of two years ago, a great expression of Huehuetenangoā€™s unique terroir. The cup delivers an intense, sweet mineral key lime flavor with a touch of tangerine layered in a very mellow creamed fruity jam.

Huehuetenango is a spectacular region of steep, sharp-toothed mountains and narrow valleys. Warm winds from the hot Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico, to the north, flow through narrow north-south valleys which branch east-west, warming the mountainsides and allowing coffee growth at far higher altitudes than would ordinarily be possible for such northern latitudes.

La BendiciĆ³n is owned by retired school teacher Roger Hidalgo, who lives year-long with his family on the farm. It is situated towards the top of near canyon-like walls on two facing mountain slopes with east-west orientation. The beauty of the views from La BendiciĆ³n drying patio are stunning.


12 ounce