COFFEE FARM EL ZAPOTE Y ANEXOS
Agua Dulce - Cuilco – Huehuetenango - Guatemala
LOCATION: 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, is located El Zapote y Anexos (348 km from Guatemala City).
The coffee plantations are sown in an altitude that goes around 1500 to 1900 masl. The weather is between 18 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.
HISTORY: Not so long ago, in the late 1950´s El Zapote y Anexos farm was acquired by the Pérez Family, the production of green coffee was around 20 qq (9,071 kg). At the beginning we only had Typica Coffee, in 1960 we started introducing new varieties like Red Bourbon and Red Caturra.
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.
Now days are called El Zapote y Anexos, having 80 (ha) of territorial expansion with coffee plantations sown, and distributed with our varieties: (40%) Red Catuaí, (25%) Red Caturra and the rest are Red Bourbon, Yellow Catuaí, Villa Sarchí, Gesha and A-14.
TRADITION: These days El Zapote y Anexos 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.
HARVEST SEASON: 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.
Rainforest Alliance: Since 2010 we are certified by Rainforest Alliance. These certifications assure to the consumers that the products come from coffee farms managed under strict and thorough standards of the Sustainability Agriculture Network. Design to give the collaborators and their families safety conditions of life, protection of the wildlife and water resources.
OUR 2nd. PLACE WINNER LOT COE GUATEMALA 2018
Average altitude: 1,800 masl
Type of soil: Clay loam
Shade trees: Inga sp., Grevillea sp., and other native species.
Maturation of fruits: 20-22 degrees brix
Fermentation Process: Dry for 60 hours
Washing Process: Double wash
Drying Process: Sun, elevated beds for 14 days
AWARDS EL ZAPOTE Y ANEXOS
2nd. Place Cup of Excellence Guatemala 2018
Presidential Award Cup of Excellence Guatemala 2018
Region Highland Huehue: Year 2017 2nd. Place, Year 2016 Top 10, Year 2015 3rd. Place, Year 2014 Top 10.
General Manager: Ing. Hernán Pérez
Phone Number: (502) 57100864
WhatsApp: (502) 57100864
Farm NameEl Zapote y Anexos
FarmerPerez Perez, Wilfrido Hernán
Altitude4900 - 6200
OverallLong lasting, juicy, clean, sweet, improved as it cools, caramel
Aroma / FlavorCaramel, mango, chocolate, jasmine, orange, plum, vanilla, floral, grapefruit, lemon, almond, brown sugar, chocolate
AcidityCitric, bright, grapes, lemon, malic, complex