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La Bolsa
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An exceptional coffee reflecting the passion, curiosity and expertise of a producer guided by innovation and a quest for perfection.
Quality
86+
Quantity
Rare
Education points
100
MICROLOT
La Bolsa
Finca la Bolsa
La Libertad | huehuetenango
Guatemala
Producer
Renardo Ovalle
Altitude
1300 - 1600 m
Environment
Mountainous
Species
arabica
Varietal
Red bourbon , Red caturra
Harvest period
December to march
Harvest type
Manual
Process
Honey
Drying
Patio
Sensory profile
« A fine bouquet with notes of pineapple, apple and honey, a syrupy body and tangy notes. This coffee offers notes of caramel at the end of the cup and has very intricate fruity notes, making it perfect for slow-coffee methods which will reveal its diverse character. »
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THE MICROLOT RANGE
Traceability: Plot
An exceptional coffee reflecting the passion, curiosity and expertise of a producer guided by innovation and a quest for perfection.
Quality
86+
Quantity
Rare
Education points
100

ABOUT

This coffee is produced at La Bolsa, a 108-hectare farm located in the heart of the Huehuetenango region. It is produced at an altitude of between 1,300 and 1,600 metres in the shade of natural forests, ensuring slow cherry maturity and a surprising aromatic complexity. The subsoil, composed only of limestone rocks, gives the coffee a unique taste characteristic of this region.

FINCA LA BOLSA

La Bolsa is the oldest of the three Vides 58 farms. Tucked in between majestic mountains, it looks like it has been placed within a bag, hence its atypical name, "Bolsa", meaning "bag" in Spanish. It is a magnificent 108-hectare farm with a history, situated on a limestone soil at an altitude of between 1,300 and 1,600 metres. It is a site suspended in time that benefits from very good weather conditions.

The farm is located at a very high altitude, which is rare, but above all it differs from the others in that perfection and innovation are constant priorities. Here, coffee quality remains a primary concern. The harvesting and drying processes are regularly reviewed and improved to ensure an exceptional coffee. And this work has paid off, since La Bolsa has won numerous awards for the quality of its coffees, including a Cup of Excellence in 2002.

The Ovalle family invests a great deal in their employees by developing a number of ambitious social projects for their plantations, including:
- a day care facility and school for their employees' children
- meals for all workers
- a higher wage than that paid by most of the country's farms


Ground
Calcareous

Rainfall
-

Temperature
-

Humidity
0.00

Shadow
ombrage

Preparation

The coffee is harvested at optimum maturity. Once de-pulped, it is left in a fermentation tank for 24 to 48 hours depending on the climate. It is then washed, sorted by density, and dried on a patio for 10 to 16 days.

FINCA LA BOLSA

Strengths

Calcareous

The history of the producer

The story
of the producer

Renardo Ovalle is the third generation of his family to produce coffee in the Huehuetenango region in the north of Guatemala. He owns the La Bolsa, El Rincon and Las Terrazas farms. The company was renamed Vides 58 in homage to his grandfather, Jorge Vides, who created the farm. Renardo is supported by his parents and his wife, Jacqueline, who uses her discerning palate and Q Grader training to help define the profiles and characteristics of each of the farm's coffees.

A doctor by profession, Jorge Vides bequeathed a humanist philosophy that still influences the farm's development and the Ovalle family today. They are involved in numerous social projects aimed at improving the living and working conditions of their employees. They have created a day care facility for the workers' children, provide balanced meals and even pay a higher wage than most of the other farms in the country. The human dimension is still a priority concern for the producer.

Renardo has a passion for coffee production that is shared by his employees, and this is felt all the way through to the cup. Today, the Ovalle family is one of the most recognised Guatemalan families in the world of specialty coffee. A reputation helped by the fact that their coffees have won numerous Cup of Excellence awards and are well-positioned among the world's most renowned roasts

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