Farm Update from our Green Coffee Buyer
Here is the latest report from Bob, on his recent visit to Guatemala!
I recently traveled to Antigua Guatemala to visit with our producer partners, the Gonzales family of Finca el Valle. We hammered out our contract for the upcoming year and discussed current challenges they face. The harvest is slowly starting, the first delivery of cherry arrived at the mill while I was there.
The de-pulpers have recently been repainted and reworked so some tweaking was needed and I was glad to be a part of that.
The mill and workers are ready to get started on this year’s harvest.
Still feeling the effects of “La Roya” the harvest will be down significantly. The good news is the trees appear to be healthier, just not producing as much fruit during recovery. We are looking forward to receiving a great coffee once again. This year’s “Amarillo” or yellow bourbon is almost gone so get it while you can. It is a truly amazing coffee.
Green Coffee Buyer