Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA)
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pacamara, and Pache
1600 – 2200 meters
Fully washed and dried in the sun
GUATEMALA ORGANIC HUEHUETENANGO SHB EP is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA). ASPROCDEGUA was founded in 2013 and has 394 organic certified farmers from thirteen municipalities within the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. ASPROCDEGUA is helping farmers renovate their farms with pacamara coffee trees. In addition to coffee, members of ASPROCDEGUA produce bananas, citric trees, avocado trees, peaches, passion fruit, and guavas. ASPROCDEGUA has plans to build a coffee lab, dry mill, and a coffee roasterie that promotes specialty coffee consumption where farmers associated with ASPROCDEGUA live. ASPROCDEGUA has partnered with a nonprofit organization call Alianza con Fundacion Contra el Hambre. This partnership offers ASPROCDEGUA members training about food security, nutrition, and management on household finances.
Light roasts are dropped out during first crack (FC). We roast this bean as a City Roast, which means we drop the roast out shortly after FC stops. This allows the sugars in the bean to start caramelizing which enhances the toffee flavor of the bean while keeping its crisp, clean, and fruity body.