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
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
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.