It's harvest time atFinca Nueva Granada, in the San Marcos municipality. Workers strap wicker baskets to their waists each morning in preparation to pass through the farm's full groves, filling their baskets with perfectly ripe, deep red coffee cherries.
Nestled between Guatemala's tallest volcanoes, Tajumulco and Tacana, the coffee shrubs at Finca Nueva Granada sit high on mountainous slopes in volcanic soil. After picking, employees use the farm's spring water source to pulp the cherries, washing and grading the seeds in parchment before they are cured on patios.
This Bourbon varietal from Finca Nueva Granada was grown at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level in the western highlands of Guatemala and is Strictly Hard Bean. Along with producing incredible coffees Finca Nueva Granada provides on-site schooling and care for children of workers.