Guatemala washed Arabica SHB EP Fairtrade (FLO), Organic

Afloat (expected arrival: 07/12/2024)
Quantity Available: 9 bags of 69kg
SKU
103301.2-1689
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Unit of Measure bags of 69kg
Status Afloat
Warehouse On Ship
ETA Jul 12, 2024
Crop 23/24
Batch 103301.2
Region Quiché
Process Washed
Grade SHB EP
Sustainability Fairtrade Organic
Producer Coop Vertice Del Norte (Covenorte) - Fedecocagua

Guatemala is a beautiful country in Central America, with rich indigenous culture and stunning natural habitats. The most striking features of its landscape are the 37 volcanoes, several of them still being active. These volcanoes are not only attractive for travelers exploring the country but make up the distinct characters to be found in Guatemalan coffees.

It is believed that coffee was first introduced to Guatemala by the Jesuits around 1740. However, coffee only became a relevant crop after 1856, when the invention of dyes reduced the demand for indigo, which used to be the main cash crop at the time. Today, Guatemala is home to some 125,000 coffee producers who drive the coffee industry in eight different regions. High altitudes and as many as 300 unique microclimates make Guatemala an ideal place to grow varieties such as Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache, and Pacamara. The harvest season typically goes from December until April, depending on the region.

This coffee comes from Quiché, situated north-west of the capital Guatemala City. It was produced by farmers working with the Cooperative Vertice del Norte (Covenorte), part of Fedecocagua, an organized larger cooperative working with over 100 cooperatives and coffee-producing associations in Guatemala. Besides being Fairtrade and Organic certified, this washed lot is a worthy representative of the profile we love so much from washed Guatemalan coffees.

Guatemala is a fascinating country with rich indigenous culture and stunning natural habitats. The most striking features of its landscape are the 37 volcanoes, several of them still being active. These volcanoes are not only attractive to travelers to discover but make up the distinct characters to be found in Guatemalan coffees.

CONTINENTCentral America
COFFEE REGIONSAntigua, Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Acatenango, Atitlán, Cobán, Nuevo Oriente, Fraijanes
COFFEE ALTITUDES1,300 – 2,000 masl.
VARIETIESBourbon, Caturra, Typica, Catuai, Pache
HARVEST PERIODDec – Mar
COFFEE FARMSSmallholders and plantations
AVERAGE FARM SIZE0.5 – 5.5 ha
YEARLY PRODUCTION (IN 60KG BAGS)3,606,000 
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