Guatemala Los Suspiros
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The farm is named Los Suspiros, which means “the sighs” in Spanish, because of the fresh breezes of air you can experience whenever you pause to appreciate one of the incredible views.
Juan Palacios established Finca Los Suspiros in the early 1930s. He planted coffee trees and also grew corn and tobacco. In those years, Don Juan loaded his coffee on mules and traveled a full 5 days on horseback to bring his harvest to Huehuetenango City. Juan bequeathed his farm to his only son, Amadeo. Under Amadeo, the farm shifted focus to solely coffee production. In 1997, Amadeo gave 70 hectares to his grandson, the current owner, Axel Palacios.
Now the 4th-generation of Palacios to own and operate Finca Los Suspiros, Axel is dedicated to specialty coffee production. Today, Axel and the Morales brothers operate Finca Los Suspiros as part of their joint venture, Rosma Coffeelands. The Rosma team are frequent Cup of Excellence winners and their commitment to specialty coffee production is evident in each lot.
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