milk chocolate / plums / cherry
Finca La Bolsa is no ordinary coffee farm, it is a large coffee family with quite a long history! Our cooperation with her is also one of the longest - for the first time Charles met the current owner of the farm, Renardo Ovalle Vides, nicknamed Nayo, already in 2014.
It was his grandfather, a talented doctor and entrepreneur, who started the farm in 1958 more as a hobby. Now its mission is fulfilled by the third generation of producers who place great emphasis on ecologically sustainable practices and actively prioritize the care of the ecosystem through the protection of wild animals, efficient use of water and prevention of deforestation.
The Vides family is one of Guatemala's best-known producers and has built this reputation thanks to numerous Cup of Excellence placings. Renard's wife is also known for her refined sensory abilities as a Q-Grader that helps define the profiles and characteristics of each coffee from their farms. Renardo himself has a passion for coffee production that is shared by his employees, which can be seen in every cup made from their coffee.
This coffee is called Encuentros because it comes from an isolated plot that is in the process of transitioning to organic farming. This plot is located where all the other plots of the farm meet. This is where its name Encuentros comes from, which means meeting in Spanish.