Las Mariposas

El Cielito, Santa Bárbara
Golden Raisin, Orange Zest, Praline, Jasmine
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Jesús Guzmán, Producer
Pacas. Grown at 1730 masl.

We are proud to be able to offer this exclusive coffee from woman-producer Jesús Guzmán. As we purchase her entire production, you won't find this selection anywhere else!

Jesus had been working with commercial grade coffee since 2011, and as a clothing inspector in San Pedro Sula. With the money from her inspection job, she decided to buy a high elevation plot of land with the hopes of increasing her household income through the production of specialty grade coffee.

She suggested we name this selection "Las Mariposas"  after the white butterflies that flutter around her remote coffee farm. 

After picking, every day, Jesús transports the cherries on pack horses across the mountain to her brother-in-law's wet mill; there she de-pulps the cherries and put the parchment in a concrete tank to dry fermentation for 23 hours. Then she transports it by car to the parabolic solar dryers in the backyard of her sister's house, where it dries for 15 days. 

Final milling is done at Beneficio San Vicente.

Producer Q&A
What are your biggest challenges with coffee production?

Access to my farm is always a challenge for me because the road from the village is hard and the last part of the way we have no road because we have to cross the forest, so we have to transport materials and inputs and coffee on our backs or with pack mules.

The lack of manpower is another great difficulty, it is becoming more and more difficult to find people who want to work on the farm, which means that I have to pay more for the work.

What are your plans for the short or long term? What would you like to improve on the farm?
My long-term plan is to be able to buy a plot of land near the farm to build my wet mill and process all my coffee there; this would reduce the cost of transporting the coffee.

Any updates you would like to share?

Last year, with the technical assistance of San Vicente, I made a practice of pruning all the coffee plants, so that currently the farm has had a very good recovery and looks very good.

For the next crop, the production will improve, it is estimated that we will produce 10-12 Bags

12oz bag. Our premium coffee beans are roasted daily at our Greenpoint, Brooklyn roastery. Coffee is packaged in sealed compostable valve bags made from 100% renewable resources. We roast to order!
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El Cielito, Santa Bárbara
Golden Raisin, Orange Zest, Praline, Jasmine