Calahute is owned by the Anzueto family, who purchased the farm in the 1950s. Today, it is managed by third-generation coffee producer Alfonso Anzueto, who inherited the farm from his father.
Calahute is located in Huehuetenango, a stunning coffee region located in the west of Guatemala near the border of Mexico.
This coffee was produced using the washed method, and processed on site. At the end of the day, each of the workers delivers their carefully selected coffees to the beautifully maintained wet mill, which is located on the farm. The coffees are carefully hand-sorted, weighed, pulped and fermented for 24–36 hours. The beans are then washed, graded by gravity fed water channels, and carefully dried on patios for 7 -12 days.
All operations at the farm are overseen by Alfonso and his manager Ricardo Arturo Sandoval Godoy, who has worked with the Anzueto family for 19 years.
Historically not many microlots have been produced at Calahute, however, since taking over the farm Alfonso has diverted more resources and efforts into lot separation, experimentation, processing and quality control, hoping to improve the quality and diversity of offerings from his farm. His dream to become a leader in quality in the region is evident in the outcome of this delicious lot.
REGION: SAN PEDRO NECTA, HUEHUETENANGO
ELEVATION: 1300 - 1500MVARIETAL: BOURBON, CATURRAN
CUP: APPLE, SUGARCANE & CARAMEL