La Folie (Antigua, Guatemala)
Mary Ann de Urrela, Managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya
Bourbon, B300, Caturra, Tequisik
1500 - 1600 MASL
Blackberry, Tangerine, Honey
Collaborative Coffee Source
Guatemalas are BACK! We are beyond excited to start the season with our old friend, La Folie. This farm has been managed since 2003 by Luis Pedro Zelaya, a coffee agronomist who also owns and operates the Bella Vista Beneficio. It is orderly and clean; the rows of coffee are evenly spaced, the rows of gravillea shade trees are perfectly spaced and nearly identically sized. It’s a sight to see! They run the farm in a 3-level stumping system so that when one row gets stumped, there are still two others next to it that are able to produce coffee during the couple years that it takes for the stumped plants to begin producing cherry again. The year after that first stumping the next tree will be stumped, and then the next year the third one, until they are ready to start all over again. This keeps production constant, so there is never a year without any harvest, and keeps the trees healthy and producing to their full potential. The farm also serves as the storehouse for the breeding lines of the certified seeds that Bella Vista sells to the region’s producers. It is an impressively managed farm and the continued growth in output and increase in quality over the years are testament to the detailed care that goes into it.
All of our coffees are roasted to order and shipped as whole beans. We roast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and ship out the following day. Orders are roasted based on demand. Thanks!
Interested in purchasing more than 5 pounds per week? Visit our Wholesale Dept.