Meet Our Producer
Finca La Cabaña located in the town of Chichinabaj, La Democracia, Huehuetenango at an altitude of 1,350 masl. La Cabaña is owned by Henry Chavez. Henry is concentrating on different processes like Naturals and Honeys.
Meet Henry Chavez
Guatemalas coffee scene is well known for its outstanding clean washed coffees. So you could call Henry Chavez, the owner of Finca La Cabaña, the “efant terrible” of the new generation of coffee producers. Henry has been experimenting in the last five years on how to improve his post harvesting process in order to reach better prices. Now, La Cabaña offers natural and different honey process coffees. Together with his girlfriend, he is more than happy to proove Europe, that Guatemala is also able to create outstanding Naturals & Honeys!
Producer: Henry Chavez
Location: Chichinabaj, La Democracia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Altitude: 1,350 meters above sea level
Farm size: 20 Hectars
Coffee varietals: Caturra & Villa Sarchi
Process: Sun dried on patios
Post harvesting facilities: Coffee manual depulper, 5 cement tanks for fermentation, water channels for selection and everything works based on a pelton wheel system designed by Henrys father.
Harvest: November – January
For his post harvest facilities, Henry uses a pelton wheel system, designed by his father, to run the water channels and depupler. His whole family is supporting him in his experiments to increase his cup quality through new and interesting processes. Although the first trials went south, he never gave up and is Naturals and Honeys are now an insider tip amongst roasters. A producer for sure worth visiting once you are in Guatemala!