Guatemala ASPROCDEGUA, City (mild) Roast, Fair Trade-Organic
Cupping notes: Pecan/Apple/Cherry/Cane Sugar
Co-Op: Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache
Region: Departments of Huehuetenango & San Marcos
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA) is a producing organization that was founded by a master cupper named Noe Quintero. There are 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, San Sebastián Huehuetenango, Sipacapa, San Antonio Huisa, Cantinil Union, San Pedro Necta, Todos Santos, and Concepción Huista.