La Severa, Guatemala


by Dr. Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa
Tastes: Chocolate, balanced, subtle green fruits
Varieties: Anacafe 14, Caturra, Pache, Sarchimor
Region: Huehuetenango
Process: Fully washed & sundried
Altitude: 1,459m
Importer: Royal Coffee



La Severa, Guatemala is sourced from a family-owned estate located within the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Finca Severa was established by Dr. Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa in 1969 and named after his mother Severa. Over the last three decades, Dr. Serrano and his family have developed 111 acres of the 135-acre estate for coffee cultivation and preserved the remaining portion with natural forest and a pristine water that is used for processing coffee. Tastes: Chocolate, balanced, subtle green fruits.

Finca La Severa has its own mill where cherry selection, de-pulping, fermentation and drying are meticulously executed. Waste water is treated before it is returned to the environment and coffee pulp is converted into organic fertilizer and returned to the coffee plants. Great care is taken to provide housing, healthcare, education, and social activities to those who work at the estate because the remoteness of the farm makes these essential amenities an important part of ensuring a dignified quality of life at the estate.