El Milagro, Guatemala

$18.00

ROFILE: GO
ORIGIN: Guatelmala
REGION: Huehuetenango
VARIETY: Bourbon, Caturra
PROCESS: Washed
ELEVATION: 1700 masl
FARMER: Juan Villatoro

Curious, funny and always greeting visitors with a proud smile, Juan Villatoro didn’t start out growing coffee like his brothers and father before him. In the 1970’s and early 80s, he was raising cattle and growing corn. His father had given him a small lot for coffee production, so he began planting coffee. As the cattle business died away, he worked in the coffee nursery and then fully committed to coffee, buying up other small lots for production. Now in his 60’s, Juan enjoys playing the piano and dedicating time to his grandson Raúl.

Juan’s wife Lesvia Martinez and his son Milton Villatoro Martínez both help manage the farm. They’ve faced many challenges over the years, from the 1987 natural disaster destroying his bodega and wet mill, to the constant challenge to control rust. He is proud of his coffees, as well he has reason to be: Milagro is a favorite every year with brilliant lime-like acidity, great structure and nice stone fruit qualities.

Plum / Nougat / Pecan

               

 

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