Buena Vista was bought in 1995. Since then, it has been managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya. The coffee is brought to Bella Vista for the wet and dry mill. It has 84 manzanas (45 hectares aprox). The varieties grown there are Villa Sarchí, Bourbon, Caturra and there are few parts where the plantation is mixed. The farm agricultural management includes tissue management (pruning and suckering), plant nutrition (soil and foliar analysis), pest and disease control and strict shade management. After reaping the cherries, the coffee is taken to Bella Vista for wet and dry mill. Coffee is separated by lots (day of picking, variety, altitude). Then it goes through the whole process of depulping, fermentation, washing and the drying process. The coffee could be sun-dried in patios or in our newest innovation: GREENHOUSES! The greenhouse allows to dry the coffee in a controlled environment and to dry the coffee gradually which results in a better cup. The airflow permits a more uniform drying process and the coffee beans can easily be hand sorted. After some resting time in our warehouses, the coffee goes through the dry mill process. The parchment from the coffee is removed and then the green beans are separated by size and weight. Finally the coffee is picked by an electronic classifier machine, which removes all the damaged beans by using a color scale. Through all this process we assure the best quality coffee from the Antigua Region.
Min. altitude: 1500 masl
Max. altitude: 1800 masl
Farm size: 45 hectares
Wet mill: Bella Vista
Dry mill: Bella Vista
Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchí, Geisha.
Owner: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre
Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre
Harvest season: December- April (Peak: last days of February and the
beginning of March).
Flower Season: May
Annual Rainfall: 1200 mm
|Farm Name||Antigua Buena Vista Y Anexos|
|Farmer/Rep.||Entre Caminos, S. A.|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Aroma/Flavor||Floral, Honey, Jasmine, Lemon & Lime, Apple, Panela, Pear, Almond, Walnut, Chocolate, White Grape, Chocolate, Sweet Plum, Caramel, Floral, Pine Nut, , Green Apple Sweet Melon Muscat, Floral, Minty, Lime|
|Acidity||Simple, Crisp Orange Acidity, Lime, Tartaric, Citirc, Malic, Bright , Citric, Lively|
|Other||Delicate, Smooth, Smooth Mouthfeel Tea-Like, Tart|
|Farm Size||45 hectares|