About Finca Ixmukané
At the age of 24, Martha Elvia Pacay Col is a coffee producer, student, and president of a youth association in her community. As a young indigenous Qeqchi woman, Martha was used to seeing men as the leaders and owners of coffee plots, but her family saw her potential and gave her the opportunity to study agronomy and organic agriculture at university while also taking leadership of the farm.
Finca Ixmukané, located at 1,350 meters above sea level in the lush Guatemalan highlands of Coban, produces around 5,300 pounds of Caturra, Catimor and Bourbon varieties. Martha is quick to emphasize her family’s principle of traceability, from processing in the fields all the way up to delivery to the client, guaranteeing the quality and consistency of the coffee.
As a young leader focused on her farm’s prosperity and future, Martha has organized and formed a non-profit association of Qeqchi youth in her community that produce a variety of crops and textiles. The 27 young people in the association operate as agents of change focused on planting their crops in harmony with nature and with the intent of generating development and local productivity.
With Martha’s vision for change in her community and the betterment of Finca Ixmukané, she continues to stay motivated to empower other young people to be entrepreneurs and agents of change through her own goals for the production of an excellent cup of Ixmukané Coffee.
SIZE: 3 manzanas (approx. 5.15 acres)
ALTITUDE: 1,350 masl
VARIETAL: Caturra, Catimor, Bourbon
LOCATION: Coban, Guatemala
COOPERATIVE: Cooperativa Samac
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