ROAST PROFILE: Light
REGION: Huehuetenango, Hoja Blanca, Cuilco
GROWER: Arturo and Vielmann Villatoro
OTHER NOTES: Single Origin, Traceable
Finca Los Angeles is managed by Arturo’s son Vielmann Vides Villatoro Castillo, an enthusiastic farmer. For eleven years he lived in Los Angeles, and he loves to talk about his experience picking fruit there. The difference in agricultural pay affected him profoundly: he moved from California, where he’d been paid $40 per apple bin, back to Guatemala where they paid Q40 ($5) per 1 quintal (100 pounds) of coffee cherries. He decided after a decade it was time to return to Cuilco to be with his father, and to care for the farm. He built more drying patios and worker housing. Along with his wife and three siblings, the family looks forward to leaving the land and legacy to their beloved children to continue.
Origin photos by Onyx Coffee