Guatemala - 1LB fine ground coffee
Flavor Notes: Sweet, Citrus, (Great for making espressos)
This coffee comes from the ASDECAFE co-op and is a women's producer lot. This means that the majority of this coffee is produced by single moms and widows, who often have a hard time providing for their families. A lot of the profits of this coffee go right back into women's agricultural education.
The Guatemalan Republic is one of the Central American countries with a long tradition of producing high-quality coffee. Its microclimates, lush nature, and topography allow it to produce exquisite coffees, often considered among the best in the world.
The Sustainable Coffee Association of Guatemala (ASDECAFE), is organized with the objective of making washed Arabica coffees of excellent quality from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions available to the international market. Among its partners are groups of producers who are members of various associations and cooperatives, with the future potential of including private plantations and family groups.
The concept of “sustainability” for ASDECAFE is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, and a desire to develop quality long-term relationships with clients and suppliers. ASDECAFE contributes to the local and national economy by generating employment, foreign exchange earnings, and fiscal responsibility.
ASDECAFE currently has Fair Trade, organic, and Nespresso certifications. Its total production is 30,000 bags of exported coffee, which are distributed among the local and international markets.