Contact: Miguelina Villatoro de Mérida Farm Location: La Democracia, Huehuetenango
• My grandfather Valentín Villatoro, a pioneer in growing coffee in Huehuetenango gave the farm to my father Bruno Villatoro in 1940. He worked very hard to be able to have a productive farm as it is now. • I am the only woman among 7 siblings and my father wanted me to manage the farm • Since 1998 following my fathers example and assisted by Anacafé I became the manager.
Coffee cultivated under nature forest shade. • The forest has over 471 native and other adapted varieties. • Abundant biodiversity
In 2001 El Paternal achieved the 9th place at Cup of Excellence Auction program •In 2003 First farm in Huehuetenango to implement the water treatment process
Marketing • Different companies from the US and Europe are showing interest in our coffee. We sell coffee to Starbucks. • We sell the largest quantity of coffee to the company that bought our lot at the COE auction