Lately, it seems that high quality Guatemalan coffees have been a bit scarce. This marks the first non-Gesha offering from Guatemala that has impressed on the cupping table in the past few years. Hopefully, it's a harbinger of more great Guatemala coffees to come.
Composed entirely from women producers of Guatemala, this organically grown coffee offers notes of grapefruit, chocolate, melon and raisin. All within a textured mouthfeel which softens as the cup cools to a smooth sweet finish.
"Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA) is a producing organization with 664 contributing members, the women of whom have separated out some of their coffee to make this Women Coffee Producers offering. The producing members own small farms, an average of 2 hectares each, on which they plant coffee as well as other crops for diversification, including bananas, citrus fruit like oranges and lemons, avocado, guava, and cassava. The organization offers its members access to technical assistance and routinely provides services such as soil analysis, test farms, and social projects based on food security, education, and nutrition."
Region: Cuilco, Colotenango, Santa Bárbara, San Sebastián Huehuetenango, Sipacapa, San Antonio Huista, Unión Cantinil, San Pedro Necta, Todos Santos, Concepción Huista. San Marcos
Farm: Women smallholders of ASPROCDEGUA
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache
Altitude: 1600–2200 masl
Proc. Method: Washed