Region: Acatenango region of Guatemala. Farm: Santa Felisa - 4th generation, woman owned and operated. Varietal: SL28 Process: Natural Elevation: 1,550 meters Roast: Light
Our Relationship with Anabella and her Team: Jeff (Zoka Founder/CEO) first met Anabella through a friend in the coffee world. Since then, he's visited her farm six times. And applauded her through Santa Felisa's Cup of Excellence® wins. The cupping table at Santa Felisa Farm is one of Jeff's favorite places. (below in March 2023)
Anabella Meneses, talks The Cup of Excellence® competition from the farmer's point of view:
Video credit: Brett Renville
The History of Santa Felisa Farm
Established in 1904, Santa Felisa has maintained the founding values of integrity, quality, loyalty and justice. The farm is now run by the fourth generation siblings under the guidance of the visionary agronomist, ecologist & Q-Grader Anabella Meneses. Anabella and her brother Antonio are multiple-time Cup of Excellence® winners, including first place for Guatemala in 2017. Anabella has a Master's Degree in Agronomy.