Guatemala Atitlán, Light Roast, Fair Trade-Organic
Cupping notes: Walnut/Plum/Milk Chocolate
Co-Op: Cooperativa Agrícola Integral El Renacimiento R.L.
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Catimor, Caturra, and Sarchimor
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
This particular lot comes from Cooperativa Agrícola Integral El Renacimiento R.L., which operates in the Quiché Mayan communities located in the municipality of Nahualá within the department of Sololá, which encircles Lake Atitlan. Cooperativa Renacimiento was founded in 1987 and has 70 members (33 women) with farms that average 1.5 acres in size. The cooperative has focused attention on training producers on the best organic practices to manage their farms and diversification projects like beekeeping. In addition to making their own organic fertilizer and harvesting honey, producers use their own micro-mills to process harvested cherries, which includes hand sorting, depulping, fermenting, washing and drying the coffee to 11 percent moisture. At this stage, FECCEG steps in to support the cooperative with transportation, warehousing and cupping analysis, and later provides the preparation for export.