GUATEMALA PACHUJ-FINCA PATZIBIR
Andres' company, Pachuj, was established in 1983, but farm management has been in Andres' family since the mid 1800s. Finca Patzibir is located at a relatively high elevation, and is growing Caturra, Catuai, and Bourbon plant varieties in dense shade. After harvest, the coffee is depulped, soaked, washed, and then dried. Between the growing conditions and Andres' excellent farm management, it comes as no surprise that coffees from this farm score high in the Atitlán regional competition. To us, coffees from this part of Atitlán taste like nougat, and this coffee is no exception. We have cupped pre-ship samples, and can say that the coffee is tasting better than ever!
RELATIONSHIP TO JUNIORS
This will be the sixth harvest we've received from Andres Fahsen, and will be the fourth harvest of his that has been Cost of Production Covered (CoPC). We started the project with him and Cristy Guirola, owner of Terra Negra Coffee Imports, back in 2017. Andres owns his company, Pachuj, which was what his family called his previously owned farm. Pachuj provides consultancy services for farms interested in improving farm productivity and/or identifying their own cost of production. The cost of production at Finca Patzibir last year exemplified how the ever fluctuating, but always low, C market price doesn't come close to covering a farm's production costs, let alone a healthy gross margin on those costs. We will be working with Andres and Maria to calculate their production costs for the 2021/2022 harvest year. We aim to have each coffee in this subscription Cost of Production Covered, and aim to ensure that farmers receive 30% gross margin on their production costs from the coffee sold to subscribers.