La Bolsa is an estate in La Libertad, Huehuetenango that is known for consistent quality year after year. It was founded by Dr. Jorge Vides.
Dr. Jorge Vides was a doctor at the National Hospital of Huehuetenango, and the hospital was named after him following 30 years of dedicated service.In 1958, he bought La Bolsa farm, named for the river that runs through the land. He was committed to producing high quality coffees and loved his time on La Bolsa farm.His hard work and commitment to quality paid off; in 1984 Dr. Vides was given the “Outstanding Coffee Grower” award by ANACAFE.
Dr. Vides passed away in1995 and the management of the farm is currently handled by the family's third generation. His family continues the commitment to quality that Dr. Jorge Vides started, and was the number 2 CoE winner in 2002.
More from Maria Elena Video de Ovalle, a current producer at La Bolsa:
In 1956 Dr. Jorge Vides Molina bought a piece of land named La Bolsa, it was given that name because it is located between large mountains. It has its own spring water and two rivers go across the property, leaving and island of the patio where we dry our coffee, the mill, farmhouse and school.
One of our strong features is that we have our own natural spring water which while we use it we are also able to donate the surplus the Municipio La Mesilla, located at the border of Mexico.
In the year 2002 we obtained second place at the national level of the Cup of Excellence with a rating of 94.98.
The farm also counts with a school in order to alphabetize the children of the farm. It also has a hydroelectric and we work with earthworms for organic matter.
We support the environment by complying with all the pre-requisites of the Certifications of Rainforest and C.A.F.E Practices.
In the year 2005, Finca La Bolsa was chosen by Anacafe-Huehuetenango to impart a documentary with the German Channel D W T V, with the purpose of filming the process of high quality coffee production in Guatemala, which was viewed worldwide.