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Origin Information

Grower
Cleto Martín Yohool | Cooperativa Integral San Martineca Flor de Café R.L
Variety
Bourbon, Typica
Region
Pacoxpon, San Martín Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango
Harvest
January - April
Altitude
1550 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
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 a collection of micro-lots that just arrived courtesy of the Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala (FECCEG), an umbrella organization that helps producers with small farms gain access to the international market. Cleto Martín Yohool produced one of these lovely micro-lots on his 7-acre farm near the village of Pacoxpon in the municipality of San Martín Jilotepeque. This is the first time Cleto has seen his coffee featured as a micro-lot. He has worked up to this goal for the last 20 years through his membership in Cooperativa Integral San Martineca Flor de Café, an association of 53 producers. The cooperative has focused attention on training producers on the best organic practices to manage their farms. Cleto has put his training in action making his own organic fertilizer. Cleto has his own micro-mill where he depulps, ferments, washes and dries the coffee on raised beds to 11 percent moisture. At this stage, FECCEG steps in to support Cleto with transportation, warehousing and cupping analysis, and later provides the preparation for export. FECCEG has worked hard to ensure coffee traceability so that Cleto receives more income for improved quality. Increased earnings from coffee sales help Cleto strengthen his family’s livelihood.