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Guatemala Huehuetenango Organic - AAPICAFI

Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, blackberry, blood orange
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$3.91 / lb $594.78 / bag
TOP LOT
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P608863-1
  • 37 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

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Founded in 2013, AAPICAFI (Asociación de & Apicultores y Caficultores) which stands for "Association of Beekeepers and Coffee Growers," consists of 24 small producers of coffee and honey. Their objective is to preserve the environment before, during and post harvest. The association aims to support its members and families via marketing of their product, as well as socially, culturally and economically enhance their lives. 

Country of Origin Guatemala
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade GTM CA WA SHB HH
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pache, Typica
Region Unión Cantinil, Huehuetenango
Co-Op Asociación de Apicultores y Caficultores
Farm Name Various smallholders
Growing Altitude 1450-1750m
Certifications Organic

History of Guatemalan Coffee 

Although coffee was brought over from the Caribbean in the mid-18th century by Jesuit priests, it was used primarily as an ornamental plant and garden crop for 100 years in Guatemala. Coffee wasn’t widely traded, however, until commercial production began in the 1850s. The volcanic soil and various micro-climates proved ideal for growing coffee in Guatemala. Coffee, within a generation, became the country’s most important crop. In 1860, Guatemala exported 140,000 pounds of coffee, and just 25 years later, the country was exporting over 40 million pounds. Large numbers of coffee farmers were German immigrants responsible for many inventions and innovations related to coffee milling. Most of Guatemala’s coffee was exported to Germany until the First World War, when exports shifted to the United States. 

Growing Coffee in Guatemala 

Coffee farming practices are similar to other countries in the region, but Guatemala has an abundance of water, volcanic soil, and very distinct micro-climates compared to its neighbors. Although late to coffee, Guatemala recognized and responded to the needs of the emerging specialty coffee sector earlier than most coffee-producing regions. Anacafé, the coffee producers association in Guatemala, identifies seven growing regions: Fraijanes, the plateau south of Guatemala City; Coban, a rainforest region in the center of the country; Huehuetenango, highlands near the border with Mexico; Atitlan, primarily the volcanic mountains on the Pacific side of Lake Atitlan; San Marcos, between Huehuetenango and the Pacific Ocean; Oriente, the driest of the growing regions located near the eastern border with Honduras; and the most famous of all, Antigua, nestled among the volcanoes an hour’s drive southwest of Guatemala City. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region Unión Cantinil, Huehuetenango
  • Farm Name Various smallholders
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Organic
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pache, Typica
  • Coffee Grade GTM CA WA SHB HH
  • Growing Altitude 1450-1750m
  • Ctrm Region Huehuetenango
  • Country of Origin Guatemala
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • Co-Op Asociación de Apicultores y Caficultores
  • On Sale Yes
  • On Sale Text pallet discount
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P608863-1

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