Guatemala María Elena Vides
In 1958, Jorge Vides, a prominent doctor in Huehuetenango, planted the first coffee trees on his new farm, La Bolsa. It was between house calls that Jorge worked toward his first crop--just a few hundred pounds of coffee. Over the years, the farm continued to grow, eventually supporting many families. In 1980, Jorge founded a school for the children of the workers and neighboring communities. After his passing in 1995, his daughter, María, and her son, Renardo, took over managing La Bolsa. In 2002, they won second place in Guatemala's first Cup of Excellence competition, spurring them on in their endeavor to produce exceptional lots. Today, La Bolsa is a full-scale operation with a seedling nursery and coffee grading lab on site.
|Region||La Libertad, Huehuetenango|
|Elevation||1300 - 1600 Meters|
|Process||Washed, Patio-dried Under Parabolic Shade|
|Tastes Like||Apricot, Graham Cracker, Honey|
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