Guatemala Acatenango Max Pérez Finca La Hermosa Organic

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  • Country: Guatemala

    Region: Los Planes, Acatenango, Chimaltenango

    Farm: La Hermosa

    Farmer/Grower: Max Fernando Perez Rios

    Varieties: Typica & Catuai

    Processing: Washed

    Altitude: 1800-2200 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 11%

    Density: 1.15 g/ml

    Harvest Date: February, 2021

    Arrival Date: September, 2021

    Grade: SHB, USDA Organic, UTZ, RFA, CAFE Practices

    Marks: 011/890/0031

    SCA Cupping Score:  84.5

  • Lots of chocolate, great sweetness, mild citrus acidity, medium body, dark fruit undertones, clean finish.
  • Don Max’s coffee roasts up really evenly and is comparable to most washed coffees from Acatenango. The coffee is very versatile and can be used at a range of roast profiles! We recommend roasting at least to the dark-side of a light roast or light-side of a medium roast. A solid medium roast shows off the chocolate and sweetness that we love most about the coffee without losing too much of the fruit undertones. That fruit will be muted at darker roasts and the coffee will be very chocolate-forward. Overall a versatile option for drip coffees, espresso, blends and more!

About the coffee:

“Born and raised amidst coffee plantations and a parchment warehouse at home, Max Pérez always had the idea of starting a coffee business himself. In 2010, the opportunity came up. The time to “make the coffee dreams come true” arrived with a lot of family effort and a clear idea in mind: develop a specialty coffee farm that would blend tradition and innovation to supply its customers with amazing coffees, while having a positive impact in the society. And so, the adventure started! 

After acquiring the land in 2010, the project started to take shape. The team was formed and the family experience added to an innovative vision facilitated the decision on what varieties and cultivars would be planted, the type of shade trees to be used and other technical needs that had to be met.

From the selection of the seeds to the planting, every detail was carefully supervised in order to guarantee the success of the project. A coffee plantation is a long-term investment, so certainty and care in every step are crucial. The farm is divided in thirteen plots in full production so all our coffees are carefully hand picked and processed following the best practices for the washed, natural, and honey methods. The quality of our coffees has been rewarded with different national and international prizes in the past years, including the Cup of Excellence auction program. Of course, the job doesn’t stop here. We keep moving towards innovation and improvement.”

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