Huehuetenango is a traditional coffee region that produces high quality beans because of a great weather and extraordinary altitudes. Here in La Libertad is located Las Macadamias an experimental farm of El Injerto. Located south of El Injerto, with an area of 12.4 has. at an elevation of 5000 to 5800 feet.
Las Macadamias is part of El Injerto group, founded in the 1890`s. For different reasons the farm was separated from El Injerto as well as others, but it has been worked with the same hard work, passion and quality control from the same management of El Injerto.
This is a small experimental farm where the management try different agricultural practices, as pruning systems, fertilizers, weed control and even varieties; this help them evaluate different methods and if they work they use them in a longer term.
Most of the plantation is a mix of Catuai and Bourbon, only a small area at the top is 100% Bourbon and Pacamara.
Location: Huehuetenango, La Libertad
Area: 12 ha
Altitude range: 5000 – 7500 feet
Type of soil and predominant element: Loamy, Loamy-Clay
Shade trees: Inga and Gravilea
Average temperature: 22°C
Annual rainfall: 1800mm
Relative humidity: 75%
Coffee production characteristics
Harvest season: January to March
Drying process: African beds in Greenhouse
Mill: Wet and dry at El Injerto.
Annual production: 350(69-Kg bags)
Cup of Excellence®2009, Cup of Excellence®2010, Cup of Excellence®2011. Cup of Excellence; COE 2012, COE 2012, COE 2013, COE 2014, COE 2015, COE 2016, COE 2017, 4th Cup of Excellence 2018.
1st Place Cup of Excellence 2019.
|Farm Name||Las Macadamias|
|Farmer/Rep.||Sociedad Anonima Las Macadamias|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Aroma/Flavor||Berry, Floral, Melon, Strawberry, Raspberry, Almond Butter, Raspberry, Jasmine, Orange, Chocolate, Floral, Cheery, Stonefruits, Mango, Candy, Lime Chocolate, Star Fruit, Cinnamon, Grapes|
|Acidity||, Malic, Citric, Citric, Citric, Honey, Citric , Tartaric, Malic|
|Other||Juicy, Silky, Syrupy Sweet Finish,|
|Farm Size||12 ha|