CUPPING NOTES: The flavors of our medium roasted Guatemalan coffee is Medium Acidity and Body, Brown Sugar, Orange, Milk Chocolate, Very Sweet and Clean Coffee with Great Balance
If your go too coffee of choice is a dark roast than this will not be for you. On the other hand, if you like more complex flavors than this is a winner!
While perhaps not as well-known as some of its Central and South American neighbors, Guatemala's coffee has a distinctive taste quality favored by many for its rich flavor. There are three main growing regions — Antigua, Coban and Huehuetanango — each with a breathtakingly rugged landscape and rich volcanic soil. Microclimates strongly influence the quality and flavor of the “strictly hard beans” (grown at altitudes 4500 feet/1370 meters or higher).
COOP: Association of Sustainable Organic Producers in Guatemala (Asproguate)
Formed by 100 small producers in 2014, Asproguate represents over 1,500 members in order to promote consistent advancement for members and their community. The community is 90% ethnic, with the Cakchiquel and Tzutujil people, who are indigenous Mayan. Education in best practices and longterm buying relationships are priorities. Constant eruptions from the nearby Fuego Volcano keep the coarse, sandy soils full of minerals.