Guatemala Acatenango Asproguate Coop.

May 23, 2016

A clean and crisp high altitude coffee, this Guatemalan bean hails from a group of farmers in the Acatenango Valley. The farm is part of the Asproguate cooperative which contains around 150 small holder producers from both Acatenango (where this coffee is from) and Coban, a region in central Guatemala. The cooperative is committed to giving its shareholders access to the larger international coffee market. This access gives smaller farms the opportunity to grow their businesses, and it gives fervent coffee drinkers the chance to sip some of Guatemala’s finest coffees.

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The unique flavors in this coffee are cultivated by two primary factors. The high altitude of growth (1900-2000 meters) lends to the creation of bright and clean flavors in the coffee. This coffee is also characterized by the marked wet and dry seasons of Acetenango that create an ideal growing condition and allow for traditional sun drying methods to be used.

The Coop, whose mission is to establish fair trade among Guatemalan coffee growers,  produces around 1000 bags of coffee a year. These high quality micro lots are grown in nutrient dense  volcanic soil at an altitude as high as 2000 meters above sea level. Volcanic soil is particularly beneficial to coffee growers because of the abundance of nutrients it provides.

A roastery favorite, the cup of this Guatemalan is a dark semisweet chocolate treat with notes of apple and strawberry. Full flavored, it dissolves into a smooth buttery finish. We have roasted the bean to a perfect dark roast to wrap its best flavors in rich, golden dark roast body and bold aroma. Easy to drink, this coffee pairs perfectly with a lazy Sunday morning, as well as it does with an after Saturday night desert. You can pick up your own bag here.

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