Flavour Profile: Strawberry // Honey Dew Melon // White Sugar
Producer: Aurora Josefina Villatoro
Location: La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Varieties: Caturra, Bourbon
When Aurora acquired Santa Cecilia through inheritance she was faced by a common opinion from locals who suggested her best option was to sell the land as they thought she would struggle to manage it. She listened to many opinions but after analysing the opportunity she ultimately decided to ignore the underlying sexism and take over the responsibility of managing the farm.
Her first goal was to plant some small new plots and gain confidence in her skills. The results she achieved led to her planting the entire area with Bourbon and Caturra varieties. Now, self assured by her successes Aurora shares that her plans for Santa Cecilia are focused on producing high quality coffee and striving to improve the quality each year.