Guatemala washed Arabica SHB EP Huehuetenango Organic

Afloat (expected arrival: 07/04/2024)
Quantity Available: 160 bags of 69kg
SKU
103340-1698
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Unit of Measure bags of 69kg
Status Afloat
Warehouse On Ship
ETA Jul 4, 2024
Crop 23/24
Batch 103340
Variety Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, and Pache
Region Huehuetenango
Process Washed
Grade SHB EP
Sustainability Organic EU + Organic NOP
Producer Farmer members of Asociacion Barillense de Agricultores - Asobagri

Guatemala is a fascinating country with stunning natural habitats. Thirty-seven volcanoes, some of them still active, are spread around the country. They are not only iconic landscapes but also responsible for the distinct characters found in Guatemalan coffees. As rich as its nature is Guatemala‘s indigenous culture. Many Guatemalans still live quite isolated within their traditional culture. Since the end of the Guatemalan civil war in the late 20th century, sustainable agriculture and high-quality coffee cultivation have helped to stabilize income and build a base for future generations.

Today, coffee is grown in 20 of Guatemala’s 22 departments, making up the country’s 8 distinct coffee regions. Huehuetenango is one of them, a non-volcanic region with the highest and driest conditions for cultivation. The ASOBAGRI association is located here. Their story goes back to 1989 when 20 producers came together for better market access and finance. Today, the association is one of the biggest exporters of Organic-certified coffee in Guatemala. Embracing their entrepreneurial spirit, they have also launched two coffee shops, a roastery, and cupping facilities.

Farmers in the association typically grow varieties such as Bourbon, Caturra, Villalobos, Typica, Catimor, and Pache at altitudes of 1,150 to 1,650 masl in the communities around Barillas and other municipalities of Huehuetenango and Quiche. Eight agricultural technicians support 1,905 members, who are smallholder farmers with an average of two hectares of land each.

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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