Farm: Santa Felisa
Farmer: Meneses siblings / Agrocomercial Santa Felisa S.A.
Since Mr. Trinidad E. Cruz established “Santa Felisa” farm in 1904, Meneses Siblings have maintained this long path by keeping original values of integrity, quality, loyalty and justice. The Meneses siblings are now the fourth generation, administering and operating the farm. These values have led them through the always-changing trends of the market.
Anabella, who is Agronomist, Ecologist & Q-Grader, have taken the task to bring farming to the next level, it means creating a concept of Precisely Agriculture at the farm, by analyzing every day the work done under the “Laws of Nature” and the needs of the Community; as it is the control of every single Lot that is Processed at the Farm. Anabella is researching since 2010 different methods to develop different Flavors during Fermentation and Drying Process, having great results that fit well with different Varieties.
Meneses Siblings had planted in 2006 the Gesha 2722, imported from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center –CATIE- Botanical Garden. This Gesha 2722 is Grown under an AgroForestery System, with 3 levels of Shade and more than 10 species of Native Trees at 5,080 fasl,
Healthy Cherries from this plantation were ripen slowly under 70 percent of shade; then, cherries were picked at 22 Brixes in order to have high percentage of sugars to transform them into Acids, some of them Lactic, by a Slow Dry method -on Raised African Beds- for 35 days. This Lot is a Blend from 6 days of harvest, resulting into a very interesting and complex cup profile.
Meneses siblings believes that Sustainability Practices, including Profitability, Social and Environmental issues, have Direct Results on an Exceptional Cup of Coffee and then better lives at the Community. Meneses Siblings are not just Coffee Producers. They are Specialty Coffee Growers.
- Coffee Name: Gesha 2722
- Process: Natural , Slow-dryed over rised beds
- Score: 88.36
- Rank: 8
- Location: Acatenango, Chimaltenango [14º34`8”N; 90º56`49”W]
- Area: 22 Ha
- Elevation: 5,000 to 5,080 fasl
- Type of Soil: Loamy-Clay
- Shade Trees: Inga sp., Gravilea sp., and more than10 species of Native-Trees
- Average Temperature: 65°F – 75°F
- Annual Rainfall: 1,200 – 1,500 mm
- Relative Humidity: 70%
- Coffee Production Characteristics
- Harvest Season: From December to April
- Drying Process: Sun, Patio and Raised Beds
- Mill: Wet
- Annual Production: 250 (69 kg bags)
- Social Projects
- We highly support Las Nubes Daycare Center in Acatenango Town www.lasnubesguate.com
- Where to find us
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/Santa-Felisa-Coffee-131720026849377/
- Twitter: @santafelisa
- Instagram: santafelisa
Farm NameSanta Felisa 2017
FarmerAna Lucia Meneses Hernandez
OverallJuicy, Lingering, Long-lasting, Refined, Smooth, Harmonious, Well balanced, Clean, Complete, Creamy, Round, Silky, Smooth, Tea Like, Well structured, Improved as it cools, Caramel, Honey, Juicy, Sweet, Swiss chocolate.
Aroma / FlavorFloral, Fragrant, Lemon, Orange, Peach, Rose, Sweet, Almond, Apricot, Berries, Black tea, Brown sugar, Butterscotch, Caramel, Cherry, Chocolate, Cinammon, Floral, Fruit, Grape, Honey, Jasmine, Mandarine, Pear, Plum, Red apple, Redcurrant, Rose, Soft, Sweet, Watermelon.
AcidityBright, Citric, Complex, Green apple, Lively, Orange, Phosphoric, Red apple.