Guatemala / Huehuetenango
This is the third year in a row that we've had a UPC, Unión de Pequeños Caficultores, (The Association of Small Farmers) coffee on our listing, and there's a reason why!
Firstly, it's been a solid coffee each year and a stand out on a cupping table.
Secondly, the Guatemala / Huehuetenango was introduced to us by De La Gente, an 501(c)(3) non-for-profit that works with small-holder coffee producers in remote areas of the country, improving lives through providing economic opportunities. Repetition owner, Amy Pope, got to visit their headquarters outside of Antigua at the beginning of harvest 2020 and was warmly welcomed to experimental cupping tables, farm & mill tours, and cooking courses.
The UPC are located in the highlands of Huehuetenango, compromised of 124 members and half are women. Coffee plants grow along steep inclines making the harvest extremely laborious. Many farmers take cherries down on mule or horseback. Crops benefit from the warm winds that blow down from the Tehuantepec Plains in Mexico protecting plants from frost that occurs at extreme altitudes.
We taste dried fruit, nuts and cacao. Enjoy!
TASTING NOTES: DRIED FRUIT /// WALNUT /// CACAO