Guatemala San Marcos
This coffee is one of those coffees as a roaster and green buyer you immediately buy after tasting it for the first time. It is an absolute gem of a coffee. It offers complexity while remaining true to its origin. There is a bit of an added bonus at the end of the cup, when the florals begin to open up.
Coming from the San Marcos region, and more specifically from the Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala or (ASPROCDEGUA), this coffee is grown on farms that have a diversity of crops including bananas, avocados, and lemons.
The aromatics are like an intoxicating caramel sauce on the stove top. As it cools, flavors of grape and apple coat your palate. The finish is a wonderful bouquet of lavender and brown sugar.
Region: San Marcos Huehuetenango
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache
Altitude: 1600-2200 MASL
Processing Method: Washed
FROM CAFE IMPORTS:
Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA) is a producing organization with 664 contributing members, 394 of whom have organic certification. The producing members own small farms, an average of 2 hectares each, on which they plant coffee as well as other crops for diversification, including bananas, citrus fruit like oranges and lemons, avocado, guava, and cassava. The organization offers its members access to technical assistance and routinely provides services such as soil analysis, test farms, and social projects based on food security, education, and nutrition.
The smallholders of ASPROCDEGUA are from several different municipalities within the area, including San Marcos, Cuilco, Colotenango, Santa Bárbara, San Sebastián Huehuetenango, Sipacapa, San Antonio Huisa, Cantinil Union, San Pedro Necta, Todos Santos, and Concepción Huista.