El Retiro
El Retiro
El Retiro
El Retiro
El Retiro


El Retiro

Yellow Plum, Butterscotch, Tangelo

Regular price $21.00 $0.00
1750 MASL

alt: 1750 MASL

Light Roast

Roast: light

farm: El Retiro

producer: Fernando Diaz

region: Chimaltenango

process: Washed

varietal: Bourbon

About the Farm

"El Retiro del Quisaya and its sister farm Finca La Merced have been the property of the Alburez family since 1832, when it was purchased by Francisco Alburez. This property belonged to the Mercy-ous religious order. This is where the name of Finca La Merced comes from. Francisco Alburez passed down the farms to his daughter María Alburez de Ortega, who was a very hard working woman. She married Manuel Ortega y Carrascal. In her time, the main products of the farms were corn and black beans. The farms were passed down to their son, Carlos Ortega Alburez, who managed it from the age of 16. He was a very visionary persona and was always looking for ideas to improve, so he planted the first coffee trees in 1912. With the earthquake of 1976, the municipality of San Martín Jilotepeque was isolated by landslides. The main house and church of the farms were among the houses and buildings that fell. Carlos and his wife, Balbina, had to abandon the area of the farms in 1981 due to regional conflict. Afterward, the fourth generation ran the farms as of 1996. This family heritage has been inherited from generation to generation until today and we, the children and grandchildren of Carlos and Balbina, are dedicated to keeping this tradition alive."

- Fernando Diaz
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