Meet Our Producer


Finca La Soledad is located in the town of Buena Vista Michicoy in San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango at an altitude of 1,600 masl.. David Arcangel Ruiz is the owner of this very nice and small farm. As a small producer, he is putting all his effort into creating an outstanding cup profile!

Meet David Arcangel Ruiz

Don David is the proud owner of 3.5 hectares situated at an altitude of 1,600 masl. between two breathtaking mountains. Although Don David is a small producer, he is very much dedicated to improve the taste of his coffee by focusing on his post-harvest. Besides Caturra, he is also planting Typica, Green & Red Pache, Bourbon & Catuai. Don David’s only income is coffee production and he has been having problems the last years with coffee rust, Roya, affecting drastically on his quantity. None the less, his cup profile is so complex and special, that we had to bring it to Europe!

Farm Facts

Producer: David Arcangel Ruiz

Location: Buena Vista Michicoy, San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Altitude: 1,600 meters above sea level

Farm size: 3.5 Hectars

Coffee varietals: Catuai


Process: Washed and sun dried on patios

Post harvesting facilities: Coffee manual depulper, water channels for clasification, wood boxes with plastic inner layer for fermentation.

Harvest: November – January

What’s special?

Don David’s washed process starts with a selection on the plant for the ripe cherries. After depulping mechanically, he separates floaters with water channels, using fresh water,  then he “fermentates” the coffee in wooden boxes. The wooden boxes have a plastic inner layer and rest inside of an adobe depot, where the temperature is fresh and the air circulation is very good.  The “fermentation” takes around 35 to 45 hours and then he dries the coffee on his shaded patio. The drying takes around 8 to 10 days depending on the weather.

Don David


“I know I’m just a small producer and that my ressources are a bit limited. But I see a great chance in focusing in quality in order to create something beautiful. A coffee that people will find very nice and delicious.”