A Legacy rooted in quality & fairness
CELEBRATING OVER SEVEN DECADES OF DEDICATION TO CRAFTING EXTRAORDINARY COFFEE EXPERIENCES. JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY, WHERE QUALITY, FAIRNESS, AND A RICH HISTORY OF SERVING OUR COMMUNITY BLEND TOGETHER, RESULTING IN EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE EXPERIENCES FOR COFFEE LOVERS WORLDWIDE.
Stemming from a long history that includes coffee farming since the late 1890´s, and Guatemalan coffee exporting for the past 70 years, Esperanza Coffee Imports is the next step in a progression of one family´s dedication to the often complicated and underappreciated coffee production chain. Generations of experience on the production and commercial side of coffee at origin, give us a first-hand perspective of the work that goes into making a high-quality cup of coffee available to the world.
Esperanza Coffee Imports strives to bridge the gap between coffee producers and coffee roasters to forge stronger more transparent relationships which will result in a better-balanced value transfer throughout the coffee supply chain.
EXPERIENCE THE CONSISTENT AND LONG-LASTING QUALITY OF COFFEES SOURCED, PRODUCED AND PROCESSED BY LA ESPERANZA AND BE PART OF OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND THE VIBRANT COMMUNITIES THAT NURTURE THESE REMARKABLE BEANS.
Discover the diverse flavors of Guatemalan coffee, where each growing region and each individual producer tells a unique story., Guatemala’s numerous and diverse micro-climates, topography, and fertile soil create the perfect conditions for extraordinary coffee production.
Beneficio La Esperanza´s processing expertise brings out the best in the natural diversity of different regions by carefully collecting coffee from small and medium-sized producers across central Guatemala and collaborating with them for optimal production and harvest.
Meticulous processing and decades of relationships enables La Esperanza to produce consistent high quality regional lots, single producer micro lots or specific varietal lots, and time-tested methods result in long lasting cup quality and consistent roasts bag after bag and year after year.
Become part of the chain that will link you all the way to the producers of the best coffees in the world and help sustain their families’ livelihoods while providing a high-quality sensory experience to your customers.
Elevate Your Coffee Experience
Join us on this journey, where quality, fairness, and a rich history of serving our community blend together, resulting in exceptional coffee experiences for coffee lovers worldwide.
Beneficio La Esperanza
In the heart of the Antigua Guatemala valley, Beneficio La Esperanza, a wet mill built in 1983, is the center of the group’s coffee sourcing operation. It has become synonymous with honesty and good service within the community of coffee growers in central Guatemala, and as such, has maintained great relationships with many producers of different regions. These coffee producing families enjoy the reliability of a place they can deliver their crops every season while getting a fair price for their efforts.
Originally built as a large-scale commercial mill, it has since been outfitted to process smaller lots, allowing La Esperanza to offer a wider array of coffee qualities to its customers. The mill employs a private fleet of vehicles to collect cherry coffee directly from the farms on a daily basis during the harvest, which is a very convenient service for the producer, that also ensures great traceability for the resulting coffee lots. Every day during the harvest becomes a specific lot for every different region, farm or varietal that is being singled out at that time, and every daily lot will be cared for meticulously to create the best quality possible. These daily lots, once cupped and classified, will be designated to be used in high quality regional blends, or as specific farm or varietal microlots, intended to fulfill the specialty roaster´s needs and expectations.
For a long time the mill served a long standing coffee exporter known as CAMEC, which gave it a very good reputation in the industry, and today, Beneficio La Esperanza stands tall as both a trusted exporter and a steadfast supporter of coffee producers. Providing them with a sustainable outlet for their exceptional harvests, ensuring they receive a fair return for their hard work and dedication.