Jesús Aguirre Panamá was the first owner of this farm, which he acquired during the year 1874. He started planting sugarcane to produce crystallized sugar known as "panela" (brown sugar loaf), corn, beans, and tobacco. Around 1900 he started the planting and production of COFFEE, and called the farm EL INJERTO, as ‘injerto’ is the name of a fruit native to the area.
Today the farm is managed by the third and fourth generation of the Aguirre family, who has worked the farm since 1956, when production was approximately three hundred (300) bags of parchment coffee. Now they work with a great team and with the same mission, to produce specialty coffee; maintaining agricultural practices friendly to the environment and focusing in entrepreneurial social responsibility to achieve a new farm management manner, economically viable for all parties involved.
After all this years they have specialized in producing high quality coffee. To be able to do this they have invested a lot in investigation, technology and education.
The farm is located in La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Having coordinates N15 33.895 W91 56.493, it has a total extension of 720 ha, and of which 470 is a natural Rain Forest that surrounds the coffee plantation, thus forming an ideal microclimate for specialty coffee growing. 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 entire plantation is under shade using different tree varieties (Inga spp.; Gravillea robusta and Macadamia integrifolia) and canopies.
The vision of Arturo Aguirre Sr. was always to differentiate our coffee with quality. That is why he bet on varieties that give a superb quality cup. We sacrifice quantity for quality as we know this varieties have lower yield and are more susceptible to weather conditions and diseases.
Something VERY IMPORTANT is that we do not buy coffee cherries or parchment from any one. We processes only what we produce to guarantee the quality for our customers!
This are the varieties that we produce now, we are still doing trials with some of them.
- Bourbon Rojo
- Red Catuai
- Catuai Amarelo
- Geishas Panama
- Geisha Malawi
- SL 28