The farm is located in the municipality of La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Having coordinates N15 33.895 W91 56.493, it has a total extension of 720 ha, of which 470 is a natural rainy forest which surrounds the coffee plantation, thus forming an ideal micro-climate for the cultivation. The coffee plantation is located at an altitude of from 4800 to 6500 f.a.s.l. with an average temperature of 18°C to 22°C, a rainfall of about 1500 to 2000 mm. per year, and a relative humidity of 55 to 80%.
The main activity of the farm is coffee production. The harvest season encompasses the months from January through April. The process is carried out by expert pickers, modern technology and a strict quality control both before and after harvest.
The farm is sub-divided into areas. Each area identified with name, extension, type of coffee variety planted, type of soil, etc., with the purpose of having a better handling of the plantation in accordance with nutritional needs of each variety and soil. The entire plantation is under shadow using different tree varieties (Inga spp.; Gravillea robusta and Macadamia integrifolia) and canopies.
Soil and leaf analyses are carried out every year, to indicate soil and plant nutritional levels, in order to make the adequate decision regarding the nutritional supplement they require. Thanks to the special micro-climate and agricultural practices implemented on time, the plantation is maintained very healthy, thus avoiding the use of insecticides and fungicides.
The area planted with coffee at EL INJERTO is planted in about 60%, with a natural mixture of the varieties Catuai and Bourbon, these being the oldest varieties. Another 30% is occupied with the variety Bourbon, another 8% by variety Pacamaras and the remainder 2% is planted with Maragogype.