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Organic Fair-Trade Guatemala El Volcan


This Certified Organic and Fair-Trade coffee is medium bodied, balanced and sweet.




Flavors of milk chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut can be tasted in this fully washed coffee, with additional twists of orange zest adding to its complexity.



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$15.00
A 12oz bag of Guatemala El Volcan Coffee

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This Certified Organic and Fair-Trade coffee is medium bodied, balanced and sweet.

Flavors of milk chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut can be tasted in this fully washed coffee, with additional twists of orange zest adding to its complexity.

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ROASTER'S NOTES:

The ASPROGUATE co-op consists of approximately 1900 very small producers spread over three different growing areas, including Acatenango, Atitlan, and San Martin. By “small producer” we mean they only own a single hectare or so of land and produce an average of only 3-10 bags of coffee annually.

The co-op is only three years old and was the result of a TechnoServe project in that area. TechnoServe is a nonprofit organization that helps disadvantaged communities develop sustainable businesses. In this case they helped these very small producers improve their quality and gain market access.

TechnoServe’s goal is to stabilize the business, and then hand it off to the people who are most invested—namely, the producers of ASPROGUATE.

PRODUCTION NOTES:

Most members harvest and work their farms themselves, with no additional seasonal labor during harvest time. ASPROGUATE is an acronym for Association of Sustainable Organic Producers in Guatemala.

The coop provides farmers with agronomic support, helping with such things as fertilizers and inputs, pruning practices, and disease and pest control. They also have set up centralized wet mills, or “beneficios”, so producers can have their coffees processed in a timely manner and help with quality separation.

Perhaps what is most important, the co-op provides commercial support by giving producers access to international markets with high premiums paid for quality and consistency, rather than being dependent on local market pricing.

CUP CHARACTERISTICS:

This particular lot comes from producers on the flanks of “Volcan Acatenango”. The area is volcanically active, with constant eruptions from nearby “Volcan de Fuego” dispersing nutrients and ash to the young and productive soils. Flavors of milk chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut can be tasted in this fully washed coffee, with additional twists of orange zest adding to its complexity. The result is medium bodied, balanced and sweet.

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ROASTED TO ORDER:

When you order online, your coffee is roasted the next morning (Monday-Thursday) by our artisan roasters in Olympia, WA and is packaged and shipped out to you that afternoon.

In just a few days your coffee arrives on your doorstep, ready to be brewed into the best cup of coffee possible.

OUR PROMISE:

When we find an exceptional coffee we buy it. Then the unroasted beans travel by land and by sea to the USA where our artisan roasters develop a custom roast profile for the coffee that best highlights its unique qualities.

We pay farmers fairly and build relationships that last decades. More than 30 years of experience means we have an abundance of relationships with coffee producers that grant us access to the best coffee beans in the world.