90 small coffee growers, members of Grupo Asociativo Villa Esperanza
On December 12, 1715, Francisca Salazar, the daughter of a very wealthy Spanish landowner called Francisco de Salazar y Barrios y Petronilla Valdes, donated three hectares of land from her hacienda to erect a town that would be named to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe. Tragically, a huge earthquake struck in 1827 and destroyed the town. A year later, the town was rebuilt and renamed “Guadalupe”.
Four coffee growers came together with the idea of creating an association with the objective of improving their income and their quality of life through the joint commercialization of their coffees. They wanted to export high volumes, achieve higher prices and gain recognition for the quality of their coffee.
“La Virgen is a balanced coffee with notes of intense caramel and cinnamon. It has green apple and sweet lemon acidity matched with a silky body”.
1,400 – 1,900 MASL
First semester: April – June
Second semester: October – January
Traditional fully-washed process and fermentation for 14-24 hours, in micro-milis at each farm.
Plantain, Chachafruto, Guamo and Nogal trees ( 40% shade cover).
Parabolic and roof drying patios.