We Stand with Ukraine Beans

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100% of proceeds from this coffee will be donated to The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which was established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF)  and is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure the donations received meet the needs of the Ukrainian people.
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Coffee Details | Guatemala Finca El Sarral

Notes | Crème Brûlée, Toblerone, Nutmeg


Jorge Vides, patriarch of the Vides58 family-owned exporter, purchased his first coffee farm, Finca La Bolsa, in 1958. Finca La Bolsa shares a border with Finca El Sarral, the Vides58 farm where this coffee was cultivated. Jorge was the kind of man who poured his heart into everything he did. In addition to cultivating coffee, Jorge also worked fulltime as a physician. In the beginning, he saw patients Mondays through Fridays and worked on the farm during all other hours. He later became the director of the National Hospital of Huehuetenango, which still bears his name today.


In addition to producing coffee and saving lives through medicine, Jorge founded a school on the farm in 1980. The school, authorized by the National Ministry for Education, is still educating young people in the community today. In 2001, Jorge and his children and grandchildren decided to transition the farm towards entirely growing specialty coffee. In 2002, coffee from Vides58 won 2 place in the Guatemalan Cup of Excellence.

Vides58 also established a joint program with Association Coffee Care, an organization dedicated to reducing instances of child labor by offering educational and recreational programs to children aged 2 to 14.

Today, Vides58 is as family-owned as ever. They managed several farms, including Finca La Bolsa and Finca El Sarral.