Coffee farmer is working on the drying patio.

In 1958, Jorge Vides, founded Finca La Bolsa (home to La Guitarra and El Buho), a coffee plantation located in La Libertad, Huehuetenango.

Jorge Vides brought the land, which was then covered in forest, and proceeded to cultivate Bourbon and Caturra varietals. Now a third generation of producers, with his grandson Renado Ovalle now overseeing production. Vides is still a company passionate about innovation, precision, and quality.

The plantations owned by Vides have a sustainability model based on these three pillars:

  • Social aspect: Working alongside neighbourhood communities to support the development of this region. Jorge had a humanitarian sense extended beyond coffee production. In 1980, Jorge founded a school that still runs on the farm.
  • Agricultural: agronomists teach good agronomic practices, with sustainable and environmentally friend priorities based on the Rainforest Alliance standards.
  • Environmental: With a goal to focus on conservation of ecosystems by protecting wildlife, the efficient use of water and avoiding deforestation.

  • FARM / MILL: El Buho
  • REGION: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
  • VARIETY: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí
  • PROCESS: Washed
  • ALTITUDE: 1600 masl
  • HARVEST DATE: January – April 2021