Origin Information

Grower
Grower: Guaya’s Asociación Civil (GUAYA’B)
Variety
Catuai, Caturra, and Villa Sarchi
Region
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Harvest
February - April
Altitude
1,300 – 1,650 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

GUATEMALA FTO SMBC HUEHUETENANGO GUAYAB GRAINPRO coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Guaya’b Asociación Civil (GUAYA’B), an association of 640 members living in the municipalities of Jacaltenango, San Antonio Huista, and Unión Cantinil, within the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.  The farms have been certified organic and Bird-Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.  GUAYA’B provides members with access to micro-financing to ensure year-round farm maintenance and periodic renovations.  GUAYA’B also provides technical assistance, which includes soil analysis and training on organic fertilizer production.  Additionally, GUAYA’B has a centralized wet-mill equipped with environmental controls to return water to the environment free of contamination.