Transcend Coffee and Roastery
Valentin and his son Evelio farm in the steep terrain of San Pedro Necta, which is located just south of the Mexican border in Huehuetenango. Luis Pedro Zelaya and his team at Bella Vista in Antigua have started working with farmers in Huehuetenango, teaching them about pest management, plant health and nutrition, and harvesting practices. The area is known for its high-quality potential but also its remoteness. It can be quite difficult to access the small towns in the mountains during wet months, and there are frequent slides that block access even on the main highways. To us, efforts to connect coffee producers in remote areas to buyers who would not otherwise have been able to meet them and taste their coffee is well worth it. Huehuetenango is known for producing highly complex and delicious coffees, but there have been constant struggles to maintain relationships in the area. With partners like Bella Vista, the opportunities for longer-term relationships are much more common. Valentin is one of the first Huehuetenango producers that Bella Vista has worked with, and his coffee is an excellent example of the juicy and complex coffee that the region is famous for.
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