Cup of Excellence
In a little region named Agua Dulce, Cuilco, near Mexico’s border representing one of the most important coffee zones in Huehuetenango known as a Highland Huehue, Ponderosa is located as an annex to El Zapote farm. It is located to the south-west of El Zapote farm.
The coffee plantations are sown in an altitude that goes around 1,400 to 1,800 masl. The weather is between 20 to 22 Celsius degrees. Having around 1,500 to 2,000 mm of rainfall each year. Surrounded with mountainous terrain, and blessed with different microclimates that has allowed different coffee varieties growing in the perfect weather.
The Ponderosa Annex was established in 2000, working with strength and passion. Through the year´s passed the coffee farm continue expanding and increasing the coffee production combining environmentally friendly farming practices and focusing on human collaboration benefiting people and communities, giving us the result of high quality coffee.
Ponderosa has 8.66 (ha) of territorial extension with coffee plantations sown, and distributed with our varieties:
- Red Catuaí - Red Caturra - Red Bourbon - Villa Sarchí – Geisha - Anacafé14 – Pacamara.
These days farm is work by the fourth (Wilfrido Pérez) and fifth (Hernán Pérez) generation of the Pérez Family. We are a leader company in production and marketing of specialty coffee, dealing with big challenges like adapting diferent varieties to the soil and weather condition.
Our family tradition established a compromised of excellent strict quality controls starting with the seed to the cup. We have created our own production proceses and constanst innovation and constant reasearch to improve our production and quality cups, all of these with enviromentally friendly practicing farms and giving and improving the quality of our peolples lives.
The fair distribution of the rain throughout the year is excelent for the bean development. Our harvest season last 4 months starting in January and ending in April.
Environmental: The sustainability has to be seen as an ethical behavior and fundamental factor to keep the quality and production of our coffee reducing the impact on the environment.
Social: We believe through a fair payment our collaborators we could increase the productivity, keep the quality and improve living conditions of the family’s Social environment. We are compromised to improve the life conditions of our collaborators.
Cup of Excellence ®
13th. Place Cup of Excellence® Guatemala 2022
13th. Place Cup of Excellence® Guatemala 2021
7th. Place Cup of Excellence® Guatemala 2020
One Of A Kind Guatemala ®
5th. Place One Of A Kind® Guatemala 2021
Regional Competition Highland Huehue ® Category: Processes
1st. Place Highland Huehue Category: Processes 2022
1st. Place Highland Huehue Category: Processes 2021
1st. Place Highland Huehue Category: Processes 2020
Top 10 Highland Huehue Category: Processes 2019
3rd. Place Highland Huehue Category: Processes 2018
Regional Competition Highland Huehue ® Category: Other Specials
3rd. Place Highland Huehue Category: Other Specials 2021
Regional Competition Highland Huehue ®
Top 10 Highland Huehue 2020
Top 10 Highland Huehue 2019
Top 10 Highland Huehue 2018
CUP OF EXCELLENCE® GUATEMALA 2022 LOT
In this year 2022 "PONDEROSA" participates in the Cup of Excellence Guatemala with something different and very special, a batch of coffee of the Pacamara variety with a Natural process, collecting only the ripe cherries, later drying the cherries in the sun on raised beds in a period of 20 days, and positioning itself again among the best coffees in Guatemala.
Average altitude: 1,650 masl
Type of soil: Clay loam
Shade trees: Inga sp., Grevillea sp., and other native species.
Maturation of fruits: 22 degrees brix
Fermentation Process: Aerobic
Drying Process: Sun, elevated beds for 20 days
General Manager: Ing. Hernán Pérez
Phone Number: +50257100864