Since it's introduction to Guatemala in the 18th and 19th centuries, coffee has become extremely important to the country's economy - it accounts for over 40% of all agricultural export revenue. Further, although only the tenth largest coffee producer by volume, Guatemala is one of the most sought after specialty coffee origins due to the crop's rich and complex profiles. All of the conditions exist, soil, dependable rainfall, sunlight, and altitudes, to product excellent Arabica coffees.
Guatemala has developed sophisticated support networks for its producers in order to sell the coffee to the greater world market along with ensuring a consistent and quality product. Anacafe (Asociacion Nacional del Café) is Guatemala's national coffee association and beginning in the early 1990s, Anacafe has worked to define the country's coffee growing regions based on the unique flair profiles, climate, soil and altitude.
Guatemalan coffees have a wide range of flavor profiles from rich and chocolaty to sweet , fruity and complex.
REGION / MUNICIPALITY: Cobán / San Cristobal
ALTITUDE: 1,300 - 1,500 MASL
GENETIC VARIETIES: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache
CERTIFICATION: Fair Trade / Organic
PRODUCER TYPE: Association
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 1956
DRYING METHOD: Patios and mechanical dryer
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