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Allan Melgar

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Description

Natural Catuai ¹
Las Flores Farm in Santa Rosa de Lima, Casillas, Jalapa, Guatemala ²

This lot from Allan Melgar is the first natural coffee Semilla and P.S. have ever purchased from Guatemala and comes to us from his farm, Las Flores, which Allan tends alongside his father, Fernando. Their farm features its own fully established beneficio that allows them to experiment with different varieties and processes like this natural lot.

As with all the producers we work with in Guatemala, Allan and Fernando lend assistance to the Xinka resistance against the Escobal silver mine. As with many of the larger farmers in the group, their assistance comes largely in the form of financial support due to their more extensive means.

We've been thrilled with the quality of the coffees coming out of their stunning farm. In this natural lot, we find rich notes of dark chocolate, black cherry, and pineapple.

¹ Processing & Varietal

Natural Catuai

Coffee is selected at peak ripeness and floated to remove any underripe cherries. Cherries then ferment for 30 hours before being turned out onto a concrete patio where they are dried for between 20-25 days.

² Region of Origin

Las Flores Farm in Santa Rosa de Lima, Casillas, Jalapa, Guatemala

Las Flores Farm is 28 hectares at an altitude of 1850masl.

The average price paid for fair trade coffee is $1.60 USD/lb, which often barely covers the cost of production.

This is not that coffee.

Meet the Producer Who Made This Coffee

Allan Melgar

Allan Melgar tends to his farm, Las Flores, alongside his father, Fernando. Their farm is one of the largest farms Semilla, our sourcing partner, has ever purchased from in Guatemala and still largely tended by the family.

As with all the producers we work with in Guatemala, Allan and Fernando lend assistance to the Xinka resistance against the Escobal silver mine. As with many of the larger farmers in the group, their assistance comes largely in the form of financial support due to their more extensive means.


Read Their Story

At the Las Flores farm, which Allan tends alongside his father, Fernando, features it's own fully established beneficio that allows them to experiment with different varieties and processes like this natural lot.