Carlos Garcia Martin - Finca Vista HermosaOn a trip to origin February of 2007 I had the good fortune to meet members of the Finca Vista Hermosa family (Edwin Martinez and his son Edwin Jr. ) and the excellent staff they have that works their farm high in the mountains of Huehuetenango region of Guatemala.The staff is managed, in the family’s absence, by a very smart, warm and genuine man named Carlos Garcia Martin. Carlos is the one responsible for the coffee from seed to harvest and the quality of his work is evident in the top 10 award garnered in the Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2007.It has been just over a year now since that wonderful trip. So as I sat at my computer this morning to catch up on world news, I was shocked, surprised and saddened to discover that Carlos Garcia Martin and his son Edwin – were killed on Feb. 15, 2008. carlos Garcia Martin - Finca Vista HermosaI remember Carlos as a very engaging and kind man. He treated us as if we were family on our short stay at the farm. He spoke with the passion of a true coffee and family man.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martin and Martinez family’s as they deal with the loss of such a wonderful friend and father. For more on his passing …. Click Here