Guatemala Huehuetenango FLO - CODECH

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$4.90 / lb $745.38 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
May 2021
SKU P609209-1
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About This Coffee

This coffee comes from the Aricha station, formerly known as the highly coveted Misty Valley station and sometimes called Idido. This station is located at around 1,925 masl in the Yirgacheffe highlands of southern Ethiopia. Approximately 700 small holder farmers contribute their coffee to this station. Aricha is about 8 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town. The coffee is picked ripe between November and January, depulped within 12 hours, and washed clean with spring water. The soils in this region are red-brown clay soil, about 1.5 meters deep. 

Country of Origin Guatemala
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade GTM CA WA SHB HH FANCY
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Region Huehuetenango
Farm Name Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepción Huista
Certifications Fair Trade Organic

History of Coffee in Guatemala

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 Forward
  • Region Huehuetenango
  • Farm Name Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepción Huista
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Fair Trade Organic
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Coffee Grade GTM CA WA SHB HH FANCY
  • Ctrm Region Huehuetenango
  • Country of Origin Guatemala
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P609209-1

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