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Origin Information

Grower
400 coffee producers from Huehuetenango
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra
Region
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Harvest
November-March
Altitude
1800-2000 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun and in mechanical dryers
Certifications

Background Details

Guatemala Huehuetenango Rio Azul SHB EP is sourced from four-hundred family owned farms located within the municipality of Huehuetenango in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2 acres of land intercropped with corn and beans produced for their own consumption. The producers have very little infrastructure to process their own coffee so they have partnered with an export company called Unitrade Coffee, which has a centrally located wet mill in Huehuetenango where producers can deliver their cherry. In addition to supporting coffee producers improve their access to international markets, Unitrade established an organization called CoffeeCare (focused on education, nutrition, and health) to ensure that producers have healthy places to send their children to learn, grow and play while they are harvesting coffee.