Description

The farm was acquired by Don Florencio Modesto Argueta Villatoro on March 23, 1954, in the municipality of San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango. His first plantations were of varieties such as Typica, Bourbon and Maragogype.

When Don Modesto passed away in 1978, the second generation of the family took over the administration of the Argueta farm, Don Álvaro Rene, Erwin Modesto and Magnolia Argueta Figueroa. When the farm was divided in 2000, Erwin Modesto Argueta Figueroa decided to incorporate new coffee varieties: caturra, catuaí and pache verde.

When Erwin Modesto passed away in 2004, the farm passed into the hands of his son and third generation of coffee growers Erwin Humberto Argueta Herrera, who gave it the name of Bella Elizabeth in honor of his daughter Ana Elízabeth.

In 2015 after many setbacks and given the difficulty that coffee rust presented, we had the need to look for new opportunities to sell coffee with quality being at the centermost. We decided to participate in the competition of regional coffees promoted by Anacafé, obtaining the 4th. Place.

With the good results obtained in Anacafé´s regional competition, we decided to participate in the 2016 Cup of Excellence auction, in which we reached the 6th place. Positioning ourselves among the best coffees in Guatemala, the farm still preserves traditional varieties such as bourbon, typica and caturra.

Again in 2017 we participated in the Cup of Excellence, obtaining 26th place.
All this new wave of coffee has led us to implement batches of new varieties of coffee that are under development such as Villa Sarchi, Gesha, Pacamara.

In the year 2021 we participated again in the Highland Huehue regional coffee competition obtaining the 2nd. Place. We also participated in the first edition of the One of a Kind Guatemala competition, occupying Position 18.

General Data:
Altitude: 4500 - 5500 fasl.
Pluvial precipitation: 2,000 ml
Temperature: 20° C
Annual production: 100 (69 kg bags)
Farm size: 7. 86 Hectares
Type of soil: Clay loam
Shade trees: Inga
Harvest period: December - March
Drying process: Sun dryed
Milling process: Wet
Varieties: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Pache Verde, Catuai

Awards:

2015: 4th place Anacafé Regional Competitions - Highland Huehue
2016: 6th place “Cup of Excellence” Guatemala
2017: 26th place “Cup of Excellence” Guatemala

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    Bella Elizabeth
  • Farmer
    Erwin Humberto Argueta Herrera
  • Altitude
    4500 ft
  • Farm Size
    86 ha
Score
  • Score
    87.57
  • Rank
    18
Lot Information
  • Year
    2021
  • Processing System
    Washed
  • Variety
    Bourbon & Caturra
  • Overall
    Tropical Fruit
  • Aroma / Flavor
    Black Tea (2), Black Cherry, Black Currant, Caramel, Cola, Cream, Darjeeling, Gooseberry, Green Apple, Green Tea, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemon & Lime, Lemongrass, Lime, Mango, Melon, Nutty, Overall Sweet, Pineapple, Red Apple, Red Currant, Tomato, Yogurt
  • Acidity
    Lactic (2), Sharp (2), Citric Acid, Citrus, Citrus Fruit, Complex, Tartaric acidity
Location

Michicoy Huehuetenango Guatemala

Auction

Cup of Excellence