Cup Characteristics: Cocoa powder, plum, nougat, medium acidity, medium body
Producer: Carmelina Matias, Santos Pablo, Oscar Pablo, Filomeno Garcia, Maria Jeronimo, Ranferi Morales
Variety: Caturra, bourbon, san ramon
Process: Fully washed
Altitude: 1,625 – 1,850 meters
This blend is a signal of our commitment to smallholder farmers. It is made up of coffee from 6 different smallholder farmers, each contributing anywhere from 2 – 13 bags of green coffee into the blend. The farmers are Carmelina Matias, Santos Pablo, Oscar Pablo, Filomeno Garcia, Maria Jeronimo, and Ranferi Morales. These farmers all belong to one of three cooperatives in Huehuetenango that we work with- ASDEFLOR in the village of Chanjón, ASODIETT in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, and ASIAST in San Antonio Huista. They farm Caturra, Bourbon, and San Ramón varietals. They all earned at least 1250 quetzales/quintal (a quintal is around 100 lbs of parchment coffee) for their coffees at a time when local market prices were between 500-600 qz/qq (this to share that we believe that transparent pricing should extend to coffees in regional blends as well!).
12oz. – Whole Bean