Guatemala Julian Villatoro

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Guatemala Julian Villatoro

17.00

12 oz / 340 g

Origin

Guatemala

Region / Cuilco, Aldea Hoja Blanca, Huehuetenango
Elevation / 1700 masl
Farm / Los Olivos
Variety / Bourbon
Process / Fully Washed
Notes / Cocoa, Almond, Guava

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Julian Villatoro Castillo is seventy four years old, and remembers the old days of farming coffee fondly. In 1978 his dad led him into the coffee world, raking his first harvests out on patios of stones. His father gave him his first lots to begin harvesting, and he's worked in coffee over the years, living alongside his brothers, his 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Every day Julian reads his Bible, and enjoys watching soccer matches and scientific shows on occasion.

There have been many challenges over the years. At first, they had no idea what to do with the Coffee Rust that was ravaging their plants. Over the years, they've improved pruning, plant care and harvesting, and their lots have greatly recovered. Julian endeavors to plant more varieties and continue to improve the quality of his lots in the coming years.