Finca La Gardenia is situated high in the mountains in a pristine natural environment, and preserving natural is at the heart of the farm’s operations. Eddy seeks to preserve the trees on the farm and the various animal and bird species that rely on these trees, as well as ensuring that there is no contamination of nearby sources of spring water. (They even see Quetzals, the famously beautiful Guatemalan national bird, on the farm.) The farm has sought various environmental certifications such as Rainforest Alliance to verify its mission to conserve the delicate ecosystems of Huehuetenango.
In addition to sustainability, coffee quality is a key priority for Eddy and his family. The farm works with exotic varieties and different processes in order to showcase the unique potential of the region’s coffee. By carefully monitoring every stage of the process, Finca Gardenia is able to produce outstanding quality coffees.
THOUGHTS FROM THE PRODUCER:
“Gardenia Coffee is more than just a coffee bean, it’s part of our cultural inheritance and part of our passion for growing coffee.”