Guatemala Huehuetenagno ASOBAGRI, Organic and Fair Trade (SHB)
Cupping Notes: Orange, milk chocolate, caramel.
Roast Level: Medium (City)
ASOBAGRI has become an important bridge to the international coffee community. This cooperative is simply one of the most sophisticated and well organized in the world with more than 1,400 members, spread across 80 communities, who cultivate and harvest their own coffee on small farms with their own micro-mills. Promoting gender equality throughout the organization has been a shining success at ASOBAGRI. This particular lot called Las Dueñas Cafe is the culmination of an integrated program for 182 female members of ASOBAGRI. The program includes 5 women technicians providing training and technical support that is appropriately tailored to the needs of the members. Strategies like using coffee pulp to make organic fertilizers reduces the transportation costs associated with purchasing fertilizer from afar, and at the same time, creates an abundant source of plant nutrition that ensures better yields and quality. Income diversification investments in chicken farms, avocado trees and local cafeteria have also strengthened the options for women members.
Location: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Altitude: 1,400-1,650 Meters
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Catimor
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Patio Drying
Harvest: February - May
Export: April - July