Pedro de Echeverria is the owner of Capetillo Farm in the village of Alotenango,Guatemala. Also, is the maximum representative of the coffee export society Jose Falla y Cia. The figure of Don Pedro corresponds to the landowner involved with his town and his business, the coffee.

The Capetillo Farm covers the entire coffee cycle from germination to harvest, processing and export. From this property depends the sustenance of numerous families, as well as that of the adjoining lands that sell their coffee harvests to be processed and distributed.

We consider fundamental the future strategic development with two purposes:

  • Facilitate and optimize daily work as well as coffee production. (LOCAL)
  • To bring the coffee plantations to the public through new attractive spaces. (TOURISTS)

Site

The site is located between three volcanoes: Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes in the west, and Agua volcano in the east. This fact gives the coffee grains a special and differential quality aspect.

 

The relation of the locals with the volcano.

Variety of vegetation in the coffee farm

Elevation

Site

 

The site is located between three volcanoes: Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes in the west, and Agua volcano in the east. This fact gives the coffee grains a special and differential quality aspect.

La Finca is extended in the central part of the plot, surrounded by coffee plantations.

The coffee production has been improving all along since it started back in 1875. It’s interesting to perceive how the volcanoes act: their activity allows an enormous amount of production but also big losses when they are active. In addition, in the early years, machinery, workers and infrastructure wasted coffee too.

 

Production timeline

Synthesis that expresses the reflection of the natural and social environment of the farm

Tourist proposal inside the farm as a claim to coffee lovers and volcanoes