Guatemala, San Antonio De Esquipulas - Washed
San Antonio De Esquipulas
Jorge Ovalle Mendez founded San Antonio de Esquipulas in 1965. The name is devout to the ‘Cristo negro’ or black Christ of Esquipulas and Saint Anthony of Padua or San Antonio de Padua. Ever since the farm was founded, it has always been used to harvest coffee. Jorge is always innovative with his technique and is constantly improving the cup quality. Jorge’s processing techniques are more like processing in Costa Rica. The farm has a great team of people that have over 30 years of experience and are constantly learning new things to become better coffee producers.
Huehuetenango is often referred to as “Huehue.” Pronunciation guide: The “Hue” is pronounced like the “whe” in where. Whe-whe With altitudes over 2,000 meters, Huehue is the highest and driest region of Guatemala. It is only one of three regions without volcanic soil. Historically it has been one of the more remote areas of the country and accessibility to roads have been challenging. In the past many farmers use Ox or have personally carried their coffee on their back by foot. Huehuetenango enjoys easy access to many water sources enabling many producers to process their own coffee.