Finca Las Nubes

Country: Guatemala
Region: Chiquimula
Town/City: Aldea La Granadilla, Esquipulas
Farm: Finca Las Nubes
Owner: Don Fabio Solís & his wife, Doña Sonia
Processing: Fully washed and sun dried on patios
Altitude: 1,500 metres above sea level
Varietal: Caturra, Catuaí and Bourbon.

Flavour: Juicy and sweet with Chocolate and Strawberry notes, Full body and mild acidity with a pleasant aftertaste.

Finca Las Nubes is located high in the mountainous region of Esquipulas on Guatemala’s eastern border – almost edging on Honduras. The area is populated with pine and cypress trees and is a natural haven for many species of wild birds. The farm is remote - some 236kms from Guatemala City and around a 10 hour drive round-trip. 

‘Las Nubes’ means ‘The Clouds’, and is so called because its location high in the mountains means that it is often draped in clouds. The farm is situated at an elevation of 1,500m above sea level and has a sandy-clay soil type. At this altitude, the climate is temperate with low night time temperature ideally suited to the cultivation of the highest quality strictly hard bean (SHB) Arabica coffee.

From the beginning, Don Fabio has engaged in continual research and investigation into improving quality. In 2001 Las Nubes won Guatemala’s first Cup of Excellence competition, with a massive score of 96 out of 100. According to Don Fabio, the secret to quality (apart from hard work) lies in the land itself. He says, “We believe that it is the land (tierra) that generates quality…. Our responsibility, as farmers, is not to damage this – we must nurture what the land gives us.” Doña Sonia thinks that the couple’s egalitarian approach has also had its benefits. “What we want is for everyone to treat coffee the way we treat it.

Las Nubes is fully washed and sun dried on patios resulting in a sweet juicy cup with chocolate and strawberry notes, full body and mild in acidity with a long aftertaste. 
Finca Las Nubes is very delicious in every kind of coffee method.