FINCA LOS SUSPIROS
In early 1930´s Don Juan Palacios established himself at the village of Palmira, municipality of La Libertad, Huehuetenango. He began the coffee plantation and also planted corn, tabaco and started cow breeding. By that time, he had to travel at horse back, and had to carry his coffee on mules for five days to take it to Huehuetenango City.
Mr. Juan had one only son, Amadeo Palacios who took over the farm and intensified the coffee plantation.
Amadeo inherited 70 hectares of the entire plantation to his grandson Axel Palacios (fourth generation) in 1997. Axel Palacios knew the Morales brothers Alejandro and Fredy in his childhood being very good friends.
When Fredy started the Rosma Team export project of specialty coffee Axel was invited to join the project and since 2013, Morales and Palacios work in a joined venture of producing specialty coffee with the plantation that they run together as LOS SUSPIROS.
"Los Suspiros" means "the sighs". Imagine a breath of fresh air, which you get a lot of when taking in the endless views of massive valleys when visiting the area. Los Suspiros is mostly planted in Caturra and Bourbon and is producing washed, honey and natural process coffees.
The wet mill station and sun drying for specialty coffees is at Huehuetenango valley, where Rosma Team decides whether the cherries are going to be fully washed coffee, honey or natural. These three styles are always analyzed: If is cloudy season (especially for honeys), good sunny days (for naturals) or normal days ( for fully washed). Part of the season we split the crop and we simultaneously do fully washed processes and naturals.
Comment from a Friend” Los Suspiros is a brand new coffee it really stood out with its syrupy flavor profile and clean finish. The cup is filled with notes of ripe, juicy mango, red cherry and canned peaches, with a crisp finish and hint of florals.”