November Single Origin Club
What is a Single Origin coffee? Simply put, these coffees are defined by the place they come from.
Single Origin coffees are from a specific farm or group of farms that make up small cooperatives. You’ll find that most of our Single Origin coffees are light roasted since this brings out their unique aromas and flavor notes.
This month, we’re sharing our Guatemala Guaya’b Light Roast with you, grown by the Guaya’b Cooperative in Guatemala.
About the Farm
The Guaya’b Cooperative is made up of over 300 indigenous Maya-Quiche coffee farming families. Cool wet winds from the Pacific Ocean sustain a lush ecosystem, beautiful mountainside villages, and an ideal setting for the cultivation of great fair trade coffee.
Tucked deep in the rainforest of northwestern Guatemala, rich volcanic soils, antique varietals, and dense shade come together in the farmers’ hands to produce small volumes of exceptional coffee. Working as family units, the farmers of the Cooperative carefully pick each day’s ripe fruit and process the organic coffee in small batches on their farms. The result is a classic example of the Huehuetenango appellation: a coffee rich with cherry sweetness, lush floral notes, and a deep wine-like body.
Cooperative: Asosicacion Guaya’b Civil
Altitude: 1,300 – 1,600 meters
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra