GARETH - GUATEMALA FINCA LA CUMBRE
Finca La Cumbre lies just outside of the heaving metropolis of Guatemala City. It is extraordinary that the farms 40 hectares lay so close to the city, as most are only 2-4 hectares due to the very high demand for land in the area.
Current owner of La Cumbre, Federico Cruz Sandoval, developed his love for coffee spending his summer holidays on his grandfather’s farm. After years of working successfully in the industry, he was finally able to purchase his own farm in 1990.
Federico renamed the farm 'La Cumbre' ('The Peak') because it lies in the highest part of the region.
All coffee on the farm is hand-picked and then taken to the family’s other farm in Santa Rosa, some 40 km away for wet processing.