Jesus Ruiz | Guatemala | Filter
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Producer: Jesus Ruiz
Farm: Las Cebadias
Region: Quetzaltepeque - Chiquimula
Altitude: 1200 - 1500 masl
Prior to working with coffee, Jesús Ruiz used to cultivate corn and beans, but he has now been harvesting coffee for more than 25 years, and in 2018 he switched to specialty coffee. When the people of his town began to plant coffee, Jesus was unable to do so at first, as he did not have the financial resources to maintain a new crop. Things changed in 1995 when together with his wife Ana, the couple were able to start planting coffee.
The first year they planted 100 plants and with a little more effort the following year, 500 plants.
After 2 years, Jesús and his wife Ana planted another 500 and, therefore, the goal was to keep planting 300 to 500 plants every year. By 2005, they already had around 3,500 Catuai trees. The same year, 1,000 Pacamara plants were planted, and in 2007 another 2,500. Hence, Finca Las Cebadias, named after the former barley plantations in the region, has gradually increased in size and has diversified in varieties, over the years.