This farm, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, is located on the road to San Juan del Obispo, Sacatapequez, Antigua Guatemala . Its current owner is Lucia Zelaya de Asensio.
The farm was founded as Santa Clara, around 1908 by Mr. Luis Pedro Aguirre Matheu, great grandfather of Mrs. Zelaya. Some years later the farm was managed by Mr. Ricardo Zelaya Aguirre, father of Mrs. Zelaya, who learned from his father the experience to manage a coffee farm. After Mr. Zelaya death, Santa Clara was managed by his son Mr. Ricardo Zelaya Andrade, with the same traditional techniques to cultivate, process and produce high quality coffee. Three years ago, Santa Clara was divided and Mrs. Zelaya begun a great experience managing La Soledad, with the same passion of her father and with the help of her husband Mr. Rony Asensio. So, she is the fourth generation producing high quality coffee in La Soledad. La Soledad stands at 5,100 feet over sea level. It has a rich soil and special microclimate that gives great characteristics to our coffee. Shade trees are pruned every year, to get the correct amount of sunshine, which influences the characteristics of a good quality coffee. Our coffee is processed in Santa Clara or in Bella Vista wet mill and is sun dried.
|Farm Name||La Soledad|
|Farmer/Rep.||Comercial Agricola Karrichel, S. A.|
|Size (30kg boxes)||37|
|Aroma/Flavor||AROMA: FLAVOR: Brown sugar, Vanilla, Dark chocolate, Honey, Sugar ,Red apple, Swiss chocolate, Nutty, Soft, Butterscotch, Floral, Caramel, Stone fruit, Melon, Caramel|
|Acidity||Soft, Citric, Lively, Bright|
|Other||Clean. Dense, Buttery, Smooth, Round, Creamy structured, Refined, Long-lasting, Well balanced, Harmonious.|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2416|
|High bidders||United Coffee UK & Ireland Limited|