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Origin Information

Grower
70 youth associated with Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI)
Variety
Bourbon, Caturra, Sarchimor, Anacafe, and Villalobos
Region
Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Harvest
December - May
Altitude
1100-1650 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried on patios and raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

GUATEMALA FTO HUEHUETENANGO LOS JOVENES ASOBAGRI GRAINPRO is sourced from  Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI) is a well-established association of more than 1,200 farmers who produce coffee on small family owned farms from 80 communities within the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, located in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The spectacularly rugged terrain in this isolated corner of Guatemala has served to preserve the indigenous heritage, distinct clothing, and dialects that can vary from one mountain ridge to the next. This coffee is sourced from a youth movement (Los Jóvenes) growing within ASOBAGRI. Proceeds from the sale of the Jóvenes lot are reinvested in youth programs designed to support innovation and diversification for the next generation of ASOBAGRI producers. The ASOBAGRI youth movement has been focused on improving coffee seed banks, investigating new organic technology for biofertilization, and developing barista, cupping and business skills through the Café Armonía program.