Guatemala La Florida
Tropical fruit – citrus – floral – clean
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 detail oriented, with a care for the condition of her family, workers, plants, and soil.
Romelia is planning to expand the farm, buying new land as well as introducing new management techniques to improve the cultivation of coffee. 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.
“La florida” is roughly translated as “the flowery place,” which perfectly describes a coffee farm in bloom.