The year 1895 marks the start of a dream. A young Guatemalan named Don Luciano Barrios set out to produce the best coffee in the world. His first plantations were located in San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Chimaltenango in the Southwest region of Guatemala. There, he dedicated his talent and passion to the production of coffee, driven by his love for his family, his people, and his homeland..
Today, the fifth generation of Don Luciano Barrios’ family continues in the same spirit bringing you coffee from the same farms that he cultivated and loved over a century ago.
Santos Coffee is a crop-to-cup endeavor, growing the best varieties of coffee plants and utilizing elaborate artisanal processes, which guarantees your coffee to be of exceptional quality, bringing its family legacy to you.
This magnificent coffee is homage to the work, passion, and love for the land of a great man: Don Gregorio “Goyo” Padilla y Padilla. He was the visionary that made Guatemala the preferred homeland for the best coffee in the world. In a time when coffee plantations were practically non-existent in the West, he had the foresight to use his lands for coffee crops to provide a product that surpasses all others.
At the farms of San Antonio, we continue to cultivate and care for the coffee plants in the same way that Don Goyo did for over 90 years. Even today, we use his farming and coffee milling processes, utilizing the same machinery and techniques that are over a century old. Combining these traditions with new trends and technology, the result is our very own Santos: Don Goyo, an exclusive micro-lot single origin coffee of exceptionally high quality and exclusive flavors.