Our organically grown, Bird Friendly® and Fair Trade Certified Guatemala Huehuetanango is an intensely flavorful and balanced coffee, with notes of lemon zest, apple and caramel. It is rich, smooth and delicious, with a pleasant zestiness.
This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Asociacion Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI). ASOBAGRI was founded in 1989 and it’s an association of more than 1,200 farmers who produce coffee on small family owned farms from 80 communities within the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, located in the department of Huehuetanango, Guatemala. The spectacularly rugged terrain in this isolated corner of Guatemala has served to preserve the Indigenous heritage, distinct clothing, and dialects that can vary from one mountain ridge to the next. ASOBAGRI serves an an important bridge between farmers and their production of coffee for export, particularly with technical assistance in sustainable organic farming. ASOBAGRI also provides its members with financing, access to health care, and life insurance.
Your purchase of this coffee helps support these indigenous farmers in their efforts to improve their communities, as well as the research and conservation efforts of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center through the payments of royalties on each pound of coffee sold.
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