Huitz Matig is situaded in the Mountain Range Cuchumatanes, in La Democracia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala . Agricola Huitz Matig is a family farm that has been passed on by three generations.
On May 24, 1957 Dr. Jorge Luis Altuve Arreola, with the help and expertise of one of the first coffee producers of Huehuetenango, Olivio Chavez, bought the farm in a place called Oxbe at Chichinabaj Village, La Democracia, Huehuetenango. He named the Huitz Matig meaning “Cerro Grande” (The big hill).
Upon the death of Dr. Altuve Arreola inherited the estate farm to his two sons, Jorge and Roberto Escobar who for several years managed the farm. When the Altuve Escobar brothers died their children were in charge of the farm. Currently the property is legally represented by Widow Sara Mercedes Chavez.
In the farms forest a variety of wildlife can be found (raccoon, squirrel, opossum, possum armadillo, mole) and birds (chacha, guardabarranco, mockingbird, gray or pijuyes carpenter, sanate, warbler)
The property has two natural springs, a wet mill, the coffee is handpicked and dried in patios. It has a production ranging from 1.700 to 1.800 quintals of parchment coffee.
The altitude favors the harvesting of excellent gourmet coffee, which has been characterized by a rich and intense aroma and taste. The coffees produced at Huitz Matig are strictly pure perfect high altitude coffees.
Its weather contributes to bring you the best gourmet quality coffee, rich with an intense aroma, overflowing in flavor with a full well balanced body.
Location: Huehuetenango, La Democracia
Area: 135 ha
Altitude range: 4500-6000 feet
Type of soil and predominant element: Loamy-Sandy
Shade trees: Inga, Gravilea
Average temperature: 20°C
Annual rainfall: 2000 mm
Relative humidity: 11%
Coffee production characteristics:
Harvest season: December to April
Drying process: Sun
Annual production: 733.33 (69-Kg bags)
|Farm Name||Huitz Matig|
|Farmer/Rep.||Huitz Matig, S. A.|
|Size (30kg boxes)||41|
|Aroma/Flavor||sugar browning, caramel, fruit, sweet, apricot, chocolate, orange|
|Acidity||bright, fruits, grapes, green apple|
|Other||creamy, lingering, persistent, clean and transparent, honey, sweet, juicy|
|Farm Size||135 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2699|
|High bidders||TOA COFFEE Co.,Ltd. and Arab Coffee Co.,Ltd.|