Cup of Excellence
Oswaldo Perez y Perez was born in Agua Dulce in 1917. At the age of 16 his father passed away and he had to step up and with his brothers continue to cultivate sugarcane and panela. In 1940 they founded “Flor del Café” and began growing coffee (typica) in an area of approximately 5.6 hectares.
In 1982 Oswaldo Perez y Perez passed away and his tree sons, Mario Alfonso, Max Joel, and Oswaldo Perez Ramirez, took management of the farm. They continued growing coffee with new and better techniques that resulted in higher yields, as well as experimenting with new varieties (Catimor, Catuai, and Pacamara).
In 1992 Oswaldo Perez Ramirez purchased the farm from his brothers and the neighboring farm to establish Finca Flor del Café, with an area of 105 hectares of coffee and 35 hectares of untouched tropical rainforest.
The Farm has its own wet and dry mills, housing for 150 permanent residents, and the “Casa Patronal” Mr. Oswaldo’s house.
Farm: Flor del Café
Varietals: Typica (30%), Bourbon (30%), Pacamara (10%), Maragogype (10%), Giesha (10%) Pache (10%)
Processing: Fully Washed, honey and natural and sun dried on patios and african beds Farm Size: 140 Hectares (345 Acres)
Total Production: 4,000 46kg bags (103 lbs) of Parchment
Altitude: 4,500-6,500 ft (1,350 – 1980 mts) above sea level
Rainfall: 2500-3000mm (98 – 118 inches) Annually Water supply: The farm counts with natural springs enough to supply the farm and neighbors, who have access to the water at no cost. The Agua Dulce River also flows through the farm, however, this water is not necessary for the farm. Shade Trees: Ingas, Chalum and Caspirol, Cuernavaca Owner: Ing. Oswaldo Perez Ramírez
Town/City: Agua Dulce, Cuilco, Huehuetenango Region: Huehuetenengo
Agua Dulce Huehuetenango Guatemala
Cup of Excellence