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MEDIUM ROAST 

NOTES OF: NECTARINE, CRANBERRY, MAPLE SYRUP, DARK CHOCOLATE

HARVEST: DECEMBER - APRIL

ALTITUDE: 1350 - 2050 masl (meters above sea level)

CERTIFICATIONS: ORGANIC

*photo may vary


ABOUT THE FARM:

THERE ARE PLENTY OF OBSTACLES TO CULTIVATING AND EXPLORING COFFEE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUEHUETENANGO. THE TERRAIN IS RUGGED, AND THE WEATHER IS EXTREME. BUT COFFEE GROWS WELL HERE, AND MORE THAN 450 FAMILIES WITH FARMS WORK TOGETHER THROUGH A COOPERATIVE CALLED THE ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL COFFEE PRODUCERS OF HUEHUETENANGO (ASOPCE) TO OVER COME THE OBSTACLES. EACH FAMILY USES THEIR OWN MICRO-MILL TO PROCESS THEIR HARVEST, WHICH ALLOWS FOR METICULOUS CARE IN CHERRY SELECTION, DEPULPING, FERMENTING AND DRYING THE COFFEE. ASOPCE, PRODUCERS HACE GAINED ACCESS TO TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR MANAGING THEIR FARMS WITH THE BEST AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES. USING MATERIALS LIKE COFFEE PULP TO MAKE ORGANIC FERTILIZERS HAS HELPED REDUCE THE TRANSPORTATION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PURCHASING FERTILIZER FROM AFAR, AND AT THE SAME TIME CREATES AN ABUNDANT SOURCE OF FERTILIZER THAT ENSURES BETTER YIELDS AND QUALITY.

 

*Thank you to Royal Coffee Inc. for photos and information about producers and coffee.