Star coffees with a light of their own
Name of star
1,470-1,720 meters above sea level.
Guatemala | Atitlán | San Lucas Tolimán
Farm size | Ha production
500 ha | 250 ha
December to February
Produces coffees from
Type of soil
30 kg bags | GrainPro
ALEX HERRERA'S COFFEES
MEISSA is the Star that gives its name to all the coffee lots produced by Alex Herrera in his Pampojilá farm located in the coffee growing region of Atitlán.
The lots are differentiated by their different characteristics in terms of flavor, aroma and processes. Each coffee grower receives the name of a star to denominate his lots, thus forming a great coffee universe.
The Maya called this remarkable land Pampojilá “land where the misty clouds rise”.
The Pampojilá farm is rich in volcanic soil on top of the Atitlán Volcano, rising above Lake Atitlán, where the almost daily southerly wind brings a moist cloud cover, providing natural shade to the coffee trees in the afternoon.
Pampojilá was founded and formally registered at the end of the 19th century. For over 150 años, the farm has been in coffee production in the beautiful mountains south of Lake Atitlán, and for many decades has been known for its high quality coffees. In 2012, the Herrera family acquired the farm and renovated it after flooding from Tropical Storm Agatha. Through the planting of better Arabica coffee varieties, the production, quality and health of the plants improved rapidly.
The processing plant was modernized to better ferment and dry the coffee. Pampojilá has a long history of excellence that our family strives to improve and share for generations to come.
The coffee-growing region of Atitlán has an estimated population of 94,557 inhabitants. and its surface area is 91,352 km², this region has 5 coffee growing districts, these districts are home to more than 1,689 families that cultivate more than 3,379.32 hectares of Arabica coffee of the Bourbon, Caturra, Typica and Catuaí varietals, is the 7th largest coffee growing region in the country.
Surface area 108,889 km².
17, 58 million inhabitants
8 coffee regions
305,000 hectares with coffee
Surface 91,532 km²
5 coffee districts
3,379.32 hectares with coffee