La Bolsa – Los Encuentros

Price: $18.00

Out of stock

La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Blueberry, Lemon Verbena, Graham Cracker, Cacao Nibs

Maria Elena Vides and Renardo Ovalle, Producers

Bourbon, Caturra. Grown at 1500 masl.

We are excited to bring back La Bolsa La Huerta for our fourth consecutive season. Getting to La Bolsa is an eight hour adventure by car from Guatemala City into the mountains of Huehuetenango. When rainfall is high, streams and waterfalls run through the farm giving it a dense, rain forest feel.

Dr. Jorge Vides Molina founded La Bolsa in 1958. He was such an outstanding member of the local community that the hospital in the city of Huehuetenango bears his name. Today, his daughter Maria Elena and grandson Renardo manage the farm. Thanks to their tireless dedication, La Bolsa has gained acclaim through Cup of Excellence, Rainforest Alliance and the International Women’s Coffee Alliance.

Water recycling and vermiculture composting are a large part of the farm’s success. A new greenhouse with raised drying beds is also available for special lots that demand more drying control than the patio. La Bolsa has an excellent reputation among coffee pickers, and some have been working there for over 25 years. Benefits for pickers include housing on-site and classes at the farm for their children to develop both practical and creative skills.


We are excited to strengthen our connection to Guatemala by joining forces with Action Against Hunger to help end world hunger. We donate $1 from every bag of La Bolsa  coffee beans that we sell in our cafes, online and to our wholesale customers to Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian work. Learn more about our partnership with Action Against Hunger here.

12oz whole beans
Our premium coffee beans are roasted daily at our Greenpoint, Brooklyn roastery. We ship only whole bean coffee and do not grind the beans prior to shipping.  Coffee is packaged in sealed valve bags.

We roast to order!