In 1958 Jorge Vides, a full-time doctor, hospital director and humanitarian, purchased and cultivated a piece of forest-dense land he named Finca La Bolsa with Bourbon and Caturra cultivars. Three generations later, Finca La Bolsa now spans an impressive 108 hectares, houses a school for farm workers’ children, employs 100 harvest workers and 15 permanent employees and has become both a community cornerstone of La Libertad, Huehuetenango and a pioneer in specialty coffee farming.
Shade-grown cherries undergo selective picking, to ensure that only the ripest cherries are harvested. They are then dried on the patio or African beds for around 20 days before being moved to a dry mill in Guatemala City.
Look out for apricot, raisin, candy apple, almond, rich and clean with a chocolate finish.
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