Inside Look: August at the Farm

During August everything at Finca La Soledad is lush and dark green. While the whole farm looks like a forest, about half of the land is actually a nature preserve. This is one of the many practices the Perez family follows to adhere to their Rainforest Alliance Certification.

Check out the beautiful Pacamara growing slowly at 1650 MASL.

Image from Finca La Soldad’s Instagram.

What is Pacamara? 

Pacamara is a hybrid between the Bourbon mutation Pacas and Maragogype. It was bred in El Salvador to achieve a Typica variety that produces larger beans. The Pacamara at Finca La Soledad is growing at 1650 MASL (metres above sea level).

Follow Finca La Soledad through their harvest here.

About Rainforest Alliance Certification

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, environmentalists and more dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal is awarded to farms, forests and businesses that meet rigorous environmental and social standards.

About the Perez Family

Since 1895, Finca La Soledad has been a Perez family coffee farm. Named to honor Grandmother Soledad Perez, the farm located in the Acatenango region, takes advantage of a micro-climate and altitude perfect for growing premium coffee. The farm is 91 hectares (45 coffee, 46 rainforest) of mountainous terrain and looks nothing like the kind of farms we are used to in North America. Surrounded by lush, old forests and the famous Volcan de Acatenango & Fuego, Finca La Soledad adheres to strict sustainable, ecological and socio-economic criteria in order to maintain its Rainforest Alliance certification.1000