Often the unsung heroes in the coffee supply chain, women play an integral part in all that goes into cultivating, harvesting and processing coffee but often see little recognition for their work. As such, we’re excited to highlight this exceptional micro-lot from Petrona Perez from an equally exceptional Guatemalan micro-region, Huehuetenango for the first time.
Huehuetenango, where the tail-end of the great American Cordillera spills over from Mexico (where it's referred to as the Sierra Madre de Chiapas), is the only Guatemalan growing area characterized not by volcanic soil, but clay-loam soil.
Thanks to dry, hot winds that blow across the border from Mexico’s Tehuantepec plain, Huehuetenango can produce coffee as high as 2,200 MASL with no threat of frost, like in other Guatemalan growing regions.
Petrona Perez’ farm ‘Finca Satchibal’ was established in 2002. Together with her mother, Petrona oversees all operations at her farm and mill. Their knowledge and experience play a huge role in the quality of this exceptional coffee.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.