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Coffee Guatemala, we tell you more ...
Coffee is a strategic sector for the economy of this country. The production of coffee was developed by the Germans from the 9th century. Guatemala is the 7th largest exporter of Arabica after Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia. In total, the country has 270'000 hectares of coffee trees and almost all of them are under-shade plantations. Guatemala is separated into 8 different production zones. These distinct Guatemalan soils have been defined according to soil, climate and altitude but are all appellations of origin and are classified Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) coffees.
The family and Renardo
Renardo Ovalle is our small Guatemalan coffee producer in the Huehuetenango area! Renardo Ovalle is the third generation of the family to take care of the property and the coffee plantation. It's a family story! There are several farms in the Huehuetenango area: All these farms are grouped under the following name: VIDES 58. Why 58? Renardo Ovalle decided to group them and named them VIDES 58 as a tribute to his grandfather who gave himself body and soul for the creation of the very first large coffee farm in Guatemala. Of course, we are talking about property and family farm, since 1958 that bears the name of La Bolsa today.
News from the cafes
To date, Renardo Ovalle and his family involved in the production are one of the best known producers and recognized in the world of specialty coffees. How did they get there? Renardo Ovalle knows that his products are good. He also knows that the qualitative and manual work of coffee cherries, the harvest for example will bear fruit. Renardo Ovalle has engaged in worldwide coffee competitions like Cup Of Excellence. It is thanks to this type of competition that Renardo Ovalle was able to develop the culture of his coffee throughout the world. He develops his reputation.