Concepcion Pixcaya is a traditional farm in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala . It has the ideal altitude and microclimate to cultivated coffee; macadamia nuts, avocado Haas; and timber forests of: cipres, four pine varieties, such as local and international trees species. They produce high quality coffee of Bourbón variety.
The farm was funded around 1926 by Mr. Carlos Miron Armas and Mrs. Maria Munoz de Miron. Before that year, the farm was property of Catholic Church and it was used by two Bishops, Mr. Cortez and Mr. Larraz who built a beautiful Spanish house that was destroyed during the earthquake in 1976. Actually the farm is handled and worked by the fourth family generation, Mr. Manuel Zaghi Miron and Mrs. Maria Cristina Miron Cordon de Zaghi. They produced different agricultural and forest products with the same dedication and environmental responsibility.
Mr. Manuel Zaghi supervises 100% the coffee production, to warranty high quality of the product. Cherries are handpicked in the field one by one; the cherries that are not a mature red are left for subsequent passes. Coffee is carefully selected before go through a depulping dry process; then is fermented during 24 hours, is washed and sun dry in patios. At the end, it has 11 12% humidity and finally it is transport to the warehouse. At Concepcion Pixcaya there is traditional mill, dry patios, residual water tanks, coffee pulp tanks, coffee and macadamia nuts warehouses, fermentation tanks and tanks to produce organic fertilizer. Environmental responsibility is an important matter in the farm. At Concepcion Pixcaya we avoid 100% to use herbicides, we only use organic fertilizer. The fermented water is reused and deposit in special tanks to be used in composting. The organic fertilizer is also prepared with: other biodegradable products such as: macadamia parchment, corn cane and other waste products. We also have five big tanks to keep rain water to use it during the harvest season (dry season in the region).
|Farm Name||Concepcion Pixcaya 2017|
|Farmer/Rep.||Manuel Guillermo Zaghi Miron|
|Size (30kg boxes)||16|
|City||San Juan Sacatepequez|
|Aroma/Flavor||Almond, Brown sugar, Caramel, Dark chocolate, Honey, Sweet, Black tea, Chocolate, Cinammon, Cranberry, Floral, Green apple, Honey, Jasmine, Malt, Orange, Plum, Sweet, Vanilla.|
|Acidity||Apple, Bright, Citric, Intense, Malic, Orange, Red apple.|
|Other||Refined, Smooth, Well balanced, Clean, Consistent, Creamy, Silky, Smooth, Caramel, Honey, Juicy, Sweet, Swiss chocolate|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1004.99|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters, Origin Coffee Roasting South Africa, Knopes Artisan Torrefacteur Luxembourg, Artisan Coffee Roasters Scotland.|