Guatemala – FTO Huehuetenango – ASOBAGRI – FLO ID 877 B11156


Specs:

Source:

Guatemala

Region:

Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango

Farm:

1200 smallholder farmer members

Variety:

Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra

Altitude:

1650 masl

Processing:

Fully Washed

Notes:

"Chocolatey with lemon and pulpy fruit flavor; tart fruity acidity and sweet with a heavy mouthfeel."

Score:

86 points

Price/Bag:

$4.34 per lb

$217.00 per bag

Out of stock


Background:

12ASOBAGRI (AsociaciĆ³n Barillense de Agricultores) was established in 1989 by a group of 20 smallholders within the K'Anjob'Al Mayan community of Huehuetenango; today it has nearly 1200 members, representing nearly 70 different indigenous Mayan communities. All of the active members are fully organic certified, and there are another 200 farmers who are in transition to achieve their certification.

The cooperative uses its certification premiums from its Fair Trade and organic coffees to provide member services such as women-producer-specific aid and events, health-care initiatives, educational access to members' children, emergency planning and funding, and microcredits. The co-op has also invested in solar drying tables and variety replacement with coffees that are more robust in the face of coffee-leaf rust, which has been severely damaging in Guatemala in the past decade.

For more information about coffee production in Guatemala, visit our Guatemala Origin Page.


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