Farm: La Bendición
Farmer: José Gomez
Approximately 80 years ago, Vicente Gómez and María Reyes acquired land in the village Sanguayaba, Palencia. Over the years, they took the decision to share them in heritage. And that was how José Gómez receives from his parents, which are now his lands.
This is how the journey begins. It started with crops of potatoes and corn. Later it worked with dairy cattle, but was desisted because several cows was dying because they were falling in the mountains.
Disappointed by the economic loss, José Gómez was frustrated. But thanks to the advices of some friends, he decided to plant coffee in their lands.
This is how was born, in the year 2000, what today is known as “Finca La Bendición”. Its name is because it is considered a gift and a blessing from God.
- Location: Palencia, Guatemala
- Area: 24 ha.
- Altitude range: 4500 – 6000 feet
- Type of soil: Sandy
- Shade trees: Gravilea
- Climatic characteristics:
- Average temperature: 17°C
- Annual rainfall: 1450mm
- Relative humidity: 77%
- Coffee production characteristics:
- Harvest season: Juanuary to March
- Drying process: Sun
- Mill: Wet
- Annual production: 20(69-Kg bags)
|Farm Name||La Bendicion|
|Farmer/Rep.||José Constantino Gómez Reyes|
|Size (30kg boxes)||33|
|Aroma/Flavor||Candy, floral, orange, chocolate, peach|
|Other||Creamy, long aftertaste|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2136.91|
|High bidders||Wataru for Ogawa Coffee|