Einhert Estates has always been a pioneer of specialty coffee in Central America, being one of the first estates to focus on a single variety and vertically integrate the production of high-quality coffee about 50 years ago. These efforts have paid off sweetly for Einhert (and Macadamia) who have won 27 awards in 18 years in the prestigious COE competition, an achievement no one else can match. Because of the great results of COE, Einhert Manor began to have its own auction, selling some of their unique single varieties to roasters all over the world. In recent years, it has set a record for the most expensive coffee sold in the world: a pound 500 US dollars.
Mr. Jesus Aguirre Panama acquired this estate in 1874. He started growing sugar cane to make panela, while corn, beans and tobacco were also grown on the estate. During the 1900's he started growing coffee and called the growing area "El Injerto", after a local fruit. Inherte Estate has been a leader in quality and innovation in the Guatemalan coffee industry ever since. The current owner of the manor, Arturo Aguirre, is the fourth generation of the family. He has studied agricultural management at the famous Earth University.
The Einhert Manor has a total area of 447 hectares, most of which are located between 1,500 and 2,000 meters above sea level, where coffee, fruit, basic food crops, and ornamental plants are planted. The remaining hectares are preserved as a millennium virgin forest, which endows the manor with a special temperature and has the right conditions to enjoy clean water directly from the mountain spring. Furthermore, it constitutes a perfect habitat for wildlife, especially for the production of coffee within an ecosystem that protects our natural environment. The forest area surrounds the coffee plantation, the annual rainfall of the estate is about 1800-2000 mm, the relative humidity is 75%, and the average temperature is 23°C. The soil is deep volcanic, well drained and rich in organic matter.