Since Mr. Trinidad E. Cruz established “Santa Felisa” farm in 1904, Meneses Siblings have maintained this long path by keeping original values of integrity, quality, loyalty and justice. The Meneses siblings are now the fourth generation, administering and operating the farm from their “Santa Felisa” headquarters. These values have led them through the always- changing trends of the market.
Chualax farm was acquire by Maria Dolores Cruz (2nd generation) on mid 70 ́s. Since 2012 Meneses siblings decided to plant and grow exotic varieties such as Gesha.
One of the premises of growing coffee on this new lands was to preserve all native trees as shade.
Anabella, who is an Agronomist, Ecologist, Licensed Q-Grader & Q-Processing Professional, have taken the task to bring farming to the next level, it means creating a concept of Precisely Agriculture at the farm, by analyzing every day the work done under the “Laws of Nature” and the needs of the Community; as it is the control of every single Lot that is Processed at the Farm. Anabella is researching since 2010 different methods to develop different Flavors during Fermentation and Drying Process, having great results that fit well with different Varieties.
Healthy Cherries from this plantation were ripen slowly under 70 percent of shade; then, cherries were picked at 22 Brixes in order to have high percentage of sugars to transform them into Acids, some of them Lactic, by a Slow Dry method -on Raised African Beds- for 35 days.
Meneses siblings believes that Sustainability Practices, including Profitability, Social and Environmental issues, have Direct Results on an Exceptional Cup of Coffee and then better lives at the Community. Meneses Siblings are not just Coffee Producers. They are Specialty Coffee Growers.
o Coffee Name: Gesha 2722, green tip o Process: Natural , Slow-dryed over rised beds o Score: 87.83 o Rank: 11
o Location: Acatenango, Chimaltenango o Latitude: 14°35’19.86″N o Longitude: 90°55’50.38″O o Area: 7.04 Ha o Elevation: 5,780 to 5,277.60 fasl o Type of Soil: Loamy-Clay o Shade Trees: Native-Trees
o Average Temperature: 65°F – 75°F o Annual Rainfall: 1,200 – 1,500 mm o Relative Humidity: 75%
- Coffee Production Characteristics
o Harvest Season: From Jajnuary to April o Drying Process: Sun, Raised Beds o Annual Production: 80 (69 kg bags)
- Social Projects
o We highly support Las Nubes Daycare Center in Acatenango Town
- Where to find us
o www.santafelisacoffee.com o Facebook: www.facebook.com/Santa-Felisa-Coffee-131720026849377/ o Twitter: @santafelisa o Instagram: santafelisa
|Farmer/Rep.||Agrocomercial Santa Felisa, Sociedad Anonima|
|Altitude||5,780 to 5,277.60 fasl|
|Aroma/Flavor||Blueberry, strawberry, orange vanilla, plum, floral, mango, melon, red wine, white wine, prunes, sugar, almonds, red currant, honey|
|Acidity||liveley, complex, citric, orange, grapes|
|Other||very balanced, juicy, syrupy, full round|
|Farm Size||7.04 Ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||888.45|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||403|