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Origin Information

Grower
Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA)
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pacamara, and Pache
Region
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Harvest
January-April
Altitude
1600 - 2200 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

GUATEMALA ORGANIC HUEHUETENANGO SHB EP is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA). ASPROCDEGUA was founded in 2013 and has 394 organic certified farmers from thirteen municipalities within the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. ASPROCDEGUA is helping farmers renovate their farms with pacamara coffee trees. In addition to coffee, members of ASPROCDEGUA produce bananas, citric trees, avocado trees, peaches, passion fruit, and guavas. ASPROCDEGUA has plans to build a coffee lab, dry mill, and a coffee roasterie that promotes specialty coffee consumption where farmers associated with ASPROCDEGUA live. ASPROCDEGUA has partnered with a nonprofit organization call Alianza con Fundacion Contra el Hambre. This partnership offers ASPROCDEGUA members training about food security, nutrition, and management on household finances.