Tasting notes: Honeydew, Tamarind, Apple Blossom
Coffee Varietal: Caturra-Catuaí-Bourbon
Elevation: 1320-1600 MASL
Pachuj is a Kaqchikel word meaning “where the mist meets the forest”. This word could not be more accurate in describing the micro-climate of this region. In between the lowlands and the highland in the Atitlán region, there are high levels of humidity and many places where the clouds and the forests meet to make a climate specific to this area of Guatemala.
The majority of the land on Finca Pachuj is a natural forest reserve. One can see the thriving biodiversity in the many different plants, animals, and insects found amongst the farmland. Andrés has even spotted mountain lions roaming the farms of Pachuj. Finca Pachuj spans 387 hectares across the mountainous terrain of the Atitlán region and has been Rainforest Alliance
Certified since 2000. 57 Hectares of farmland are devoted to coffee cultivation, leaving the rest as a natural forest preserve.