Description

About Us

Farm Pachujul is located in Santiago Atitlan, Solola, in the shores of Lake Atitlan and Volcan Toliman. It is situated at an altitude that ranges between 4,900 and 5,200 feet above sea level. Originally, the farm was fully covered by bushes, tomatoes and corn were cultivated, and currently coffee is the farms only production. The varieties of coffees on the field are Caturra and Bourbón, and they grow by the shades of gravilea and avocado trees. The only way to cover the field is by foot, since it is not possible to cover it by any kind of vehicle. In the harvesting season, the farms workers transport the coffee. The total area of the farm is 2.5 Hectares with an undulate slope. Over the last few years, the productivity of the farm has been 600 hundred pounds of berry grain by hectare. Overall, the farm produces a total of 130 hundred pounds of dry coffee grains per year. The field’s soil is form by clay, loam, and sand, with very good drainage. The weather is fresh with medium relative humidity and a temperature between 15°C and 25°C. The topography of the place is even with abundance of wild animals like deer, wolves, rabbit, squirrel and others. From the town to the top of the Toliman volcano, in one third of the way you can find the farm. While walking through the farm, one can appreciate beautiful views of Lake Atitlan, green valleys, and the magnificent volcanoes San Pedro, Atitlan, and Toliman. The farm practices conventional agriculture, but it is going through a transition process that within two years, the plantation will practice only an organic production. As a service for the development of the nearby communities, the farm constantly give training to the small coffee producers, by giving them workshops and seminars, in order for them to learn new plantation skills, so that they can produce better coffee. The farm constantly helps and contributes on the social projects of Granos del Sur, S.A., the company that provides the farm with the mill service. The farm has supported this projects since they begun, and constantly helps with things such as buying and renewing old school supplies and equipment.

Other Statistics:

Annual Production: 45 bags
Soil type: Franc / Sand
Annual precipitation: 1,500 mm
Shade Trees Species: Inga
Beginning of Harvest: January
End of Harvest: February
Relative Humidity: 70%

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    Pachujul
  • Farmer
    Ramirez Yataz, Jose
  • Altitude
    1402
  • Farm Size
    2.88
Score
  • Score
    86.27
  • Rank
    13
Lot Information
  • Year
    2006
  • Processing System
    Milling process Wet Drying Process Sun
  • Variety
    Caturra
  • Overall
Location

Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala