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Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa Nuevo Bulaj |14 members | Cooperativa Integral de Ahorro y Crédito Café Responsabilidad Limitada (COPECAFE R.L.)
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, Catimor, Sarchimor, Caturra, and Anacafe 14
Region
Colomba, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Harvest
December - March
Altitude
1400 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

Good supply chains deliver tasty coffee. This is certainly the case with coffees arriving courtesy of Cooperativa Integral de Ahorro y Crédito Café Responsabilidad Limitada (COPECAFE R.L.), an umbrella organization that helps smaller cooperatives gain access to the international market. This particular lot comes from a cooperative with just 14 members called Nuevo Bulaj, which operates in the community of Magnolia Miramar within the municipality of Colomba. Nuevo Bulaj has focused attention on training producers on the best organic practices to manage their farms and diversification projects like beekeeping. In addition to making their own organic fertilizer and harvesting honey, producers use their own micro-mills to process harvested cherries, which includes hand sorting, depulping, fermenting, washing and drying the coffee to 11 percent moisture. At this stage, COPECAFE steps in to support the cooperative with transportation, warehousing and cupping analysis, and later provides the preparation for export.