GUATEMALA - ORGANIC

COFFEE SELECTION : BIOCO in collaboration with EFICO

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The Coffee

Arabica
Variety : Bourbon and Catuai
Washed


Cup Profile

Clean cup
good body
medium acidity
good aroma

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Taste Profile

 

  • Region : Different regions of Guatemala,
  • Altitude : Guatemala Hard Bean Coffee grows between 1,200 and 1,450 meters above sea level 
  • Soil Type : Sandy loam type ‘Chuva’ 
  • Type of shade trees : Inga 
  • Rainfalls in mm/year : 3,500 
  • Average annual temperature : 25 - 27°C 
  • Crop period : from November to January

The Process

  • Picking method : manual, 3 rounds of pickings
  •  Washing method : 24 hours of fermentation
  •  Drying method : sun-dried
  •  Screening and sorting method : electronic sorting equipment

Producers Association

Fedecocagua is a second-level co-operative, founded in 1969, to improve the position of small-scale coffee growers.

Currently 148 Cooperatives, Rural Associative Enterprises and other groups with a total of about 20,000 small coffee producers market their coffee through Fedecocagua and thus have access to the global market. Fedecocagua provides a range of services including access to a credit scheme, technical support, transport, warehousing, and the purchase, processing and export of members’ coffee beans. The members, 70% of whom are indigenous people, are spread over different regions of Guatemala including Huehuetenango, Cobán, Verapaces, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, and Zacapa.

Particularities

Guatemalan coffee is revered as one of the most flavorful and nu anced cups in the world. They have a distinctive taste quality favored by many for its rich flavor. In the cup, a Guatemalan is a medium-to-full bodied coffee, often with depth and complexity of taste that is almost spicy or chocolaty to the tongue.

Certified organic producers.

Quality control: in compliance with the rules established by the EU norms for certification community grower groups.