MEET YOUR FARMERS:

Los Chorros Farm (Virgilio Martinez family)

Los Chorros Farm (Virgilio Martinez family)

In the high mountains of San Pedro Necta, Guatemala, located at 6014 ft., Virgilio and his family work the Los Chorros farm.  Los Chorros means “the faucets” and is named for the natural spring that runs through and irrigates their farm.  The farm produces 12,000 pounds of green coffee annually from their 14.8  acres. All of the coffee is hand picked and processed on site to ensure the highest quality.  Proceeds from sales of this coffee support Virgilio and his family.

Santa Clara Farm (Miguel Gonzales Sánchez family)

Santa Clara Farm (Miguel Gonzales Sánchez family)

High in the mountains of San Pedro Necta, Guatemala, located at 5883 ft., Miguel and his wife Catarina work the Santa Clara farm with their six children.  Santa Clara produces 8,000 pounds of green coffee annually from their 9.9 acre farm. All of the coffee is hand picked and processed by Miguel and his family to ensure the highest quality.  The proceeds from the farm provide for Miguel’s children and 9 grandchildren (2 of whom are pictured here).

La Pinada farm (Angelica Elizabeth Morales family)

La Pinada farm (Angelica Elizabeth Morales family)

Nestled in the hills of San Pedro Necta, Guatemala, the small family farm of La Pinada is located on 1.2 acres of steep mountainside at 5384 ft.  of elevation.  Angelica farms La Pinada with her mother and two children.  All of their coffee is hand picked and processed to ensure the highest quality.  After harvesting and processing, the 100-pound bags of green coffee are then carried down the mountain, as there are no roads to the farm.  Angelica and her family produce only 1600 pounds of green coffee annually, making the availability of this coffee very limited.  Angelica’s goal is to earn enough money to provide for her family, and for her children to be educated.