ABOUT THE ORIGIN
The Department of San Marcos stretches from the southwestern edge of Huehuetenango to Guatemala's Pacific coast, bordering Mexico to the north. The Coto Family first entered the coffee business in 1940 and in 1970 Samuel Coto Escobar carefully selected and purchased land in the highlands of San Rafael Pie de La Cuesta to plant four coffee farms. Land in the "skirts," as the highlands are referred to in Spanish, of the Tajumulco Volcano provides the optimum conditions to grow coffee: temperate climate, high altitude, and an abundance fresh mountain spring water. Careful selection of coffee seedlings, sun drying ripe cherries, and consistent attention to detail make it possible to produce delicate Platanillo coffee.