Antigua is one the oldest coffee growing regions in Guatemala famous for the production of one of the best coffees of the world. Three volcanoes named Agua, Acatenango and Fuego surround the beautiful valley. They are not only providing an unique panorama but also ensure the most nutritious (volcanoe-) soil which has a great impact on the cup profile.
Within the Antigua, in the municipality San Miguel, you find the beautiful farm San Sebastian at approx. 1.500 – 1.700 masl which classifies the beans as “strictly hard beans”. This description refers to a very dense bean structure that, thanks to a slow growth, contains all the fine aromas.
Founded in 1890 by Don Arturo Falla Cofiño, the 2.250 ha finca is still operated by the family member Estuardo Falla Castillo today. Around 1.100 ha are kept uncultivated as a natural reserve where pumas, panthers and armadillos can be seen. Besides the production of coffee the finca is also dedicated to macadamia nuts, dairy and honey. On the premises of the farm a primary and secondary school has been built in order to give farm-workers children an easy access to education.