Guatemala - Rio Azul - Washed - 250g
LIGHT AND JUICY
Each small producer in the cooperative has about 11 hectares of land per farm. These small farms make up the 244 hectares of the cooperatives coffee farming land. The cooperative is made up of Etnia Popti Mayan’s. The elderly members of the region continue to wear textiles traditional to their Mayan heritage.
Before forming the cooperative their main cultivars were beans and corn. Now, with technical and financial assistance gained as a cooperative, they cultivate traditional and organic coffee as their main exportable crop. Through the support of other organisations, Río Azul now has a mill, drying patios and a storage warehouse. They hope to continue adjusting their farming and harvesting techniques in accordance with the changing climate and standards of the speciality coffee market.