Red De Mujeres | GUATEMALA
This is an origin with many incredible producing regions, high altitude and fantastic soil. Coffee production in Guatemala is varied with many large estate farms, medium sized small farms and small farms that work together as co-operative groups. Washed coffee tends to be the most coffee processing method with some naturals and honeys appearing more recently.
This coffee is organic certified and comes from a group of women coffee producers all who lost their husbands during the civil war and coffee crisis of 2001-2004. As a group, these women are stronger together and are able to produce fantastic coffee as a co-operative.
All of the contributing producers grown mixed tree varietals, Caturra, Bourbon and Typica and farms are typically 2 hectares or less. Coffee is usually one of several crops grown on small-hold farms and during the harvest season, the coffee hand-harvested and delivered to the local mill for processing.
Coffee is very carefully hand-harvested and processed using the washed method then dried on patios. All the contributing farms are organic certified.