The Guatemalan coffee industry developed around the 1850s. Small plantations in Amatitlán and Antigua were the first and grew quickly, but lack of widespread knowledge, technology, and labor caused slow growth. Over a decade, growth increased and between 1879 and 1893 exports reached almost 300 million pounds.
La Travesia is a unique farm that goes from 1,600 meters above sea level to more than 2,000 meters above sea level. “Travesia” means “Journey” in Spanish. This name was selected due to the long, winding roads in the plantation that lead through not only a coffee farm, but also a natural forest reserve. The coffee from this farm is transferred to Finca Capetillo, where it is processed with the highest quality standards. Travesia has participated several times in the APCA coffee competition and has also participated in the Cup of Excellence auctions.