Don Concepcion Villatoro Matias purchased his farm in 1990, and since then it's been used for planting and harvesting coffee. Over time, Concepcion bought other small parcels, planting them with Bourbon and Caturra plants beneath the Gravilea and Chalum shade trees. These he separated into many small parcels. The name 'Los Dos Socios', or the two associates, refers to his relationship with God as the associate supporting his farm.
One of our roaster partners said this about their visit to the farm: "After we shared a meal with his family and learned more about his kids and grandkids, Concepción proudly led us up a jaggedly steep trail through shade trees and mature bourbón. He insisted on carrying my backpack since I was moving a little slowly post meal. 45 minutes later and at 1750m we got to the vantage point admiring Concepción's farm with sweeping mountains in the background. We fell in love with his farm after just falling in love with his family."
Romelia Sánchez Gómez / Huehuetenango/ Paraje La Florida/ Santa Barbara, Guatamala
Crop year: 2021
Elevation: 1600 m
Notes: CARAMEL, MANDERIN, PLUM
In 2006, Doña Romelia Sánchez Gómez purchased her farm from Mr. Jose Sanchez. The land had been somewhat utilized for coffee production, but under Romelia's keen eye the plants have flourished and productivity has increased. She is deft and detail oriented, with a care for the condition of her family, her workers, plants, and soil.
Over time, she's planning to expand the farm, buying new land as well as introducing new management techniques to improve the cultivation of coffee. La Florida's annual production is 270 quintal parchment. The farm is shaded by Chalum and Gravilea trees, and rolling cloud cover cools the Santa Barbara area throughout the day. The farm also produces peaches and avocados.
The Signature is a blend of coffee developed with the help of our regulars. Our goal with this coffee was to come up with a blend that our community of coffee drinkers would love. To do that, we asked our customers to guide us in determining its components and its roast level.
The signatures on this bag are from our customers who have helped make this coffee.
Want to help? Learn More about our coffee tastings here. We would love to see your signature on this bag.
It takes a crowd to make a crowd-pleaser.
Cupping Notes: Dark Chocolate, Fall Spice, Graham, Almond
I, Jeff, have a grandmother from northern Mexico, our home here in Southern California has a massive love for all mexican food from street food to sophisticated (I am looking at you Taco Maria), and our new seasonal drinks are massively inspired by our neighbors down south.
So when we sourced this amazing coffee San Pedro Yosotatu from Oaxaca, we wanted to do more with it. So we added a splash of our Ardi Natural, and have made our first seasonal blend.
It is great for filter, espresso, or just to stare at this gorgeous bag design by Haley Russo.
In honor of my Grandma, my love for tacos, and all those celebrating Día de Muertos... Cheers!