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5lb Gold Que Who?MataQUEsquintla

5lb Gold Que Who?MataQUEsquintla

$157.00Price

We're so excited about this coffee!  It's Delicious and the family that runs the farm is Super Cute!

 

Back in December 2021, Sabrina, the daughter of farmers David and Lillian Rodriguez contacted us to chat about coffee from her family farm.  When Sabrina said she could send us samples or we could link up, we said, "Hold up? Where are you located?  Are we going to Guatemala?!":). This is when we found out that the family who runs this farm lives part time in Fremont, CA and part time in Guatemala! So, we like to say it's Kinda Local ;). Since it's kinda local we decided to go down to Fremont to meet Sabrina and her mother Lillian.  Over coffee of course:). We had the sweetest conversation that lasted hours and no one wanted to leave.  They really felt like new family members the moment we met them.  We knew this would be an ever evolving relationship with a incredibly fruitful outcome.

 

We asked a bunch of questions to our new Santa Marta family and here's what they wanted to share with you all...

 

Guatemala Santa Marta Coffee

 

An extraordinary Specialty coffee with a unique story to tell.  Coffee is not just a hobby or a career for me (David Rodriguez Sr)., it is a way of life. From an early age I learned how to cultivate coffee in a traditional, natural, and sustainable way from my father Don Laureano Rodriguez.  As a child, my fondest memories are running among thousands of coffee plants. It was here that he succumbed to the magic of both the process and product of coffee farming. From the aroma of damp earth and dry grasses to the euphoria of that first sip, the spell put on the senses is undeniable. It wasn’t long until I dreamt of having a coffee farm of my own.

 

Together with my wife Doña Lily as it is known in the area and a lifetime of dedication and hard work, we had made that dream a reality.  We are Agro-Ecological farm, located in the Highlands of Mataquescuintla.  We started with 7 hectares and slowly grew our farm to what it is today at 100 hectares.  Due to the high altitude of the farm (1800-2200masl) many people believed it was almost impossible succeed on this land.  Through making use of the natural spring water and loamy clay soil, we had to show that we can produce excellent quality coffees and now are able to increase the volume of total production to meet demand.

 

Now, with our children, Katherine, David and Sabrina, three generations of coffee farmers lovingly and artfully tending their craft has evolved into an established business founded in integrity and sustainable craftsmanship. As our business expands, we feel driven to give back to the community that has provided the nurturing environment in which our farm has been allowed to prosper. We provide employment opportunities for residents and ensure fair and equal treatment of all collaborators.

 

Now, at the moment the coffee is sun dried on patios and is de-pulped at another farm.  It is in the process to one day have our own wet mill. Our vision has always been to improve the quality of life in surrounding communities while still caring for people locally and nurturing their lifestyle.

 

When it comes to improving a community’s quality of life, we recognize the importance of dental care. Dental care for children specifically can be preventative and caters to forming healthy habits that can carry on throughout their adult lives. Our annual dental day provides 100 children with dental cleaning, free of charge.

 

We founded Papa-Moms

Founded on the love of our granddaughter Scarlett. From the moment she was born, we felt the type of love only first time grandparents can feel. From watching her grow and say her first words, among them her nickname for us, "Papa-Moms."  That connection drove toward our vision to officially start the non-profit organization Papa-Moms, to contribute and help care and alleviate the needs for the children of our community through social causes.

 

Fun Facts

Max, is a Rottweiler who enjoys running and feeling the fresh air and eating his daily avocado.

 

Cambalache, our old truck has many stories with us down the hill on narrow road to the wet mill.

 

Tasting Notes: Apple, Cherry, Blueberry, Nectarine, Dark Chocolate, & Citrus

Country: Guatemala
Region: Mataquescuintla
Farmer: Finca Santa Marta <> Rodriguez Family
Variety: Red Bourbon
Process: Washed

  • PRODUCT INFO

    5lbs of this delicious Que Who from Santa Marta! This coffee is roasted with LOVE by BiankA AlloyN & SabreeN NaimaH

  • RETURNS & REFUNDS

    No returns on coffee. You can return non-perishable unused items within 14 days of purchase.

  • SHIPPING INFO

    Ships Everywhere! Where you at?

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