This classic profile washed Huehuetenango coffee comes from Rudy Lopez Castillo and his 2 Hectare farm Finca Montana.
This parcel of land got its name from the surroundings, a mountainous area near Aldea El Coyegual in what is perhaps the most famous of all the Guatemalan coffee producing regions Huehuetenango (abbrev. Huehue).
In the beginning it was challenging for Rudy to start the farm, since he had few resources, so he just started planting little by little. He is now producing higher quality coffees and continually improving his farm through good practices from the selection of ripe cherries and throughout the farm cycle.
Huehue is located in the west of Guatemala, on the border with Mexico. It is very remote and the roads in the region can be difficult to traverse. But the altitude of this region, combined with the hot dry winds that blow over from Mexico’s Tehuantepec Plain, create excellent conditions for quality coffee. Because of the altitudes and remoteness of the region, most farmers process their coffee at home rather than at a central wet mill.