29 May '12, 4pm

Guatemala Retana is up now:

PRODUCER: Fernando Cofiño LOCATION: Valle de Panchoy, Antigua ALTITUDE: 1500 m.a.s.l. VARIETY: Red Bourbon The Retana farm is located in Valle de Panchoy at around 1500 masl, just outside the historic city of Antigua in Guatemala. The Guacalate river runs through the farm that has been owned by the Cofiño family since 1932. Social and environmental responsibility is important to the family, who currently employs and houses about 20 families - offering electricity and water facilities in addition to an allocated plot of land each to grow food crops and a school for the children. Also, reforestation is an important project for the owners of Retana. In the afternoon, the pickers deliver cherry to the mill, where red and yellow cherry is being processed separately. Some of the nicest pre-sorting we’ve seen happens at Retana to make sure only ripe cherry is being processed - re...

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