Meet Our Producer
Finca El Rosario is located in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, at an altitude of 1,650 masl.. What first started as a blackberry and raspberry plantation, now also shelters some of the most exquisit coffees of Guatemala.
Meet Francisco Quezada Montenegro
In 1993 the family Montenegro decided to buy this farm with the solemn purpose of planting blackberry and raspberry. When Francisco started to manage the Farm, he saw the potential to use this very fertile soil as a perfect spot for planting some of his more extravagant and funky coffees.
Producer: Francisco Quezada Montenegro
Location: Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Altitude: 1,650 meters above sea level
Farm size: 43 Hectars
Coffee varietals: San Ramon, Pacamara
Process: Fully washed and sun dried on patios.
Post harvesting facilities: Mechanical depulper, mechanical siphon for selection and cement tanks with inner tyle layer.
Harvest: December – March
El Rosario only produces special Micro Lots and concentrates on speciality coffee, well selected and carefully processed. Francisco is choosing the perfect spots for each variety right next to the raspberry and blackberry fields.
Francisco about El Rosario
“I love the uniqueness of the farm – the combination of berries and coffees creates such a special ecosystem, that provides the best conditions and soil for my speciality coffee with varieties like San Ramon or Pacas. I’m more than excited to provide El Rosarios coffees for the first time to Europe.”