Location: La Democracia, Huehuetenango Altitude: 1,300 - 1,700 masl. Varietal: Pacamara, Catuai & Bourbon Average temperatures: 20 - 24C Harvest: January - April Process: Washed Flavour profile: Mirabelle plum & Crème brûlée
Tucked in the northwest in La Democracia municipliatiy in Huehuetenango, we find this beautiful farm, Finca El Captzin which was recently founded in 2000 by Brenda’s grandfather, Santiago Molina.
The farm was named after the famous stone in Huehuetenango called the “K’ab Tzin” in the Q’anjobal language. “kab’ ” means two, and “tzin” in the onomatopoeia of the sound of metals or stones. Combined “kab’tzin” means two stones or rocks. They are quite striking as they are two vertical stones situated amidst the ravine. You can see them here . The family discovered a similar looking stone on the farm, and decided to name the farm “Captzin.”
Brenda represents the third generation to have worked the farm. Her brother, Wilmer managed the farm from 2010-2012 and his sole purpose was to dedicate himself to quality in order to find international buyers and achieve better prices. Wilmer threw in the towel when he couldn’t obtain the prices the farm needed.