Luis "Wicho" Valdez
Luis “Wicho'' Valdés III is the third generation producer of Finca Santa Isabel and Finca San Lorenzo. Located among the rolling hills of the San Cristobal town in the department of Alta Verapaz in the Cobán region of Guatemala, Wicho cultivates and processes one of Guatemala’s most sought-after coffees. Cobán is a coffee growing region characterized by its humid weather and constant rainfall all throughout the year, with an intense rainy season and a light ‘chipi chipi’ rainy season. In this cloud forested farm, located 1400-1500 meters above sea level, grows: Caturra, Catuaí, Bourbon, Sachimore, Obata, and Tupí among other experimental and imported varieties.