HUEHUETENANGO, HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA
Finca Los Aguacatones began as an avocado planting project in 2009, thanks to the efforts and agronomic experience of more than 30 years of the Morales family and the initiative to obtain the best genetics of avocado trees. At the same time that the avocado planting was carried out, an experiment was begun to plant coffee trees at 2,000 meters above sea level. With the challenges, the conditions of soil poverty and the adverse microclimate for sowing, not only coffee, but also avocados. A year later there was a fire that ended almost completely with the avocado trees, leaving very few alive. This became a challenge for the Morales family and they decided, based on what they experienced with the first coffee plantings, to turn it into a coffee plantation. For this, the soil was improved. The native trees of the region were left and suitable shade trees were planted for this crop. High quality plants were selected in order to obtain the best organoleptic characteristics and thus be able to enter the competitive and demanding world of the best coffee. It acts in accordance with current ecological trends and at the same time is contributing to the reforestation that is so necessary for the region. Another important element in the development of the farm has been the creation of sources of rainwater collection (catchment tanks) and artisanal wells to store enough water for drip irrigation during the summer season, which is normally 6 months and more.
The turn of the Los Aguacatones farm is focused on producing specialty coffees using different processes such as: washes, honeys and natural ones. In order to satisfy the most demanding palates in the specialty coffee industry.
In the year 2017 the farm participated in the cup of excellence program reaching National Winner, this award motivated us to work harder and invest in more water catchments so that this year we achieved the maximum potential for flavor in coffee .
|Farm Name||Los Aguacatones|
|Farmer/Rep.||De La Peña Illescas, Rosa María|
|Altitude||6200 – 6500|
|Aroma/Flavor||Honey, brown sugar, caramel, orange, apricot, melon, floral, molasses, nougat, peach, plum, red apple|
|Acidity||Malic, citric, red apple, complex, grapes, intense, lemon|
|Other||Honey, juicy, clean, round, structured, improved as it cools, well balanced|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||978.62|