Jorge started as a picker in farms in the San Pedro Necta. He saved money with his wife until he had Q500 to buy a small piece of land down by the PanAmerican highway. About 14 km away, and closer to civilization, Jorge learned the value of coffee; how to buy and sell, quality metrics, and how to grow quality coffees. He sold his property and moved back up the mountain to be back in Agua Dulce. Here he bought two small parcels and worked the land. Someone told him that having two farms apart was a waste of time so he bought the first lot where El Apiario currently is. At first coffee wouldn't grow at this elevation and he grew corn while trying many different kinds of coffees. Finally, he discovered how to grow coffees at this altitude and continued to work on quality. Jorge began beekeeping as a necessary response to the disappearance of bees on his farm, and has since harvested the honey for household and community consumption.
Origin: Letty & Lorena Perez - Finca Isnul
This honey showcases a nuance of flavour and aroma present in high elevation coffees. This delicious honey has a creamy mouthfeel while maintaining a crisp clean sweetness that leaves your pallet delighted and refreshed with tasting notes of melon, tangerine with jasmine fragrance.
This farm has belonged to the Perez family since 1940 and to the Perez grandfather since 1969. It was a small farm, but with hard work and loans, the farm became one of the biggest farms of the region with 160 hectares. Unfortunately, the grandfather passed away on March of 2015. Now his two daughters, Leticia (Letty) and Lorena Anzueto Sandoval are the new owners of the farm. The Family is working the farm with the help of the 5th generation of coffee growers. Starting the process from the ground up, they are now processing, milling, cupping and exporting the finest Guatemalan coffees directly to the best roasters in the world.