As in many Central American Countries, due to the economic situation and the lack of opportunities in rural communities, there is a high migration rate to North America in search for a better life. This has been the case for many decades, however when economies are more uncertain the flow north is higher. Most of these migrants are men, leaving their wives and daughters behind, who are then have to take matter into their own hands.

This may seem daunting at first, since they have always been partially involved in the growing of coffee but never were the ones that made the decisions. Many of the women now taking care of the land, see themselves trapped in selling their coffee to the local “coyote” or middle man buying coffee at very low (market) prices. Although there are still many obstacles to overcome, we have partner with these amazing women in order to promote their understanding of coffee, their knowledge on the agronomy side of things and empower them with better prices due to the care and quality of their coffees.

Producers

- Iris Cano Merida
- Norma Cifuente
- Suly Hernandez
- Maria Perez Morales
- Ana Ramirez
- Antonia Tomas
- Cecibel Armas

Processing: Selective harvest of ripe cherries, de pulped the same day and fermented from 24 - 36 hours until all the mucilage us off. Washed and then sun dried in patios for 6 - 8 days

Size of Farm: 0.8 Hectares (average)
Rainfall: 2000 ml
Temperature: 15 - 28 ºC
Soil: Clay
Shade Trees: Inga, chalun, gravilea and other local varieties

ProducerFemale coffee producers
VarietyBourbon, Caturra, Catuai
ProcessWashed
Altitude1,600 - 1,700 masl
RegionHuehuetenango
CountryGuatemala
Sourced byTWCS
Harvest2020

Cupping Notes

caramel, green grapes, milk chocolate

Methods