Finca Las Nubes is located high in the mountainous region of Esquipulas on Guatemala’s eastern border – almost edging on Honduras. The area is populated with pine and cypress trees and is a natural haven for many species of wild birds. The farm is remote – some 236kms from Guatemala City and around a 10 hour drive round-trip.
Owner Don Fabio Solís & his wife, Doña Sonia, do not mind being removed from the hustle and bustle of the city life, though. They prefer it and love their small farm and the green hillsides that surround their chosen home.The Department of Nariño is located in the southwest of Colombia, just above the equator and on the border with Ecuador. The region is strikingly mountainous and boasts no fewer than five volcanoes.
When Fabio gave up his job as a lorry driver and bought the finca in the 1980s, there were no roads up to his land, no house and no coffee trees. It took the couple four hours to walk up to the farm and three hours back. Gradually, they built up the finca, first selling semi-processed coffee on the local market. Their breakthrough came in 2001 when, out of nowhere, they won Guatemala’s first Cup of Excellence competition, with a massive score of 96 out of 100. It was unheard of, as Esquipulas is not widely known for its coffees.
Altitude: 1500 masl*
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai + Bourbon
Processing: Washed and sun dried on patios
Cup Profile: Lemons, apricots and chocolate
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– Information courtesy of Mercanta
*Metres above sea level