Pear, Caramel, Cacao Nib
Grown on the volcanic shores of Lago Atitlán, this is an exceptional single origin coffee from Guatemala.
Single Origin: Santa Clara, Guatemala
Member Co-op: Manos Campesinas
Always Shade Grown + Certified Organic
Headquarters: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Region: San Marcos, Retalhuleu and Solola
Farmer Owners: 1,100 families
Women Owners: 35%
Harvest: January - May
Certifications: Organic, FLO Cert., Mayacert
BEHIND THE LABEL
Found in the large forests of Central America, the Quetzal is Guatemala's national bird. It stands out for it's brilliant colorful plumage and its long feathered tail that extends more than twice the length of the bird. In ancient Mayan culture the quetzal tail feathers were used as currency hence the name of Guatemalan currency today: quetzales.
Vamos a Mi Casa
“¡Vamos a mí casa!”, Manuel implores me. After an hour of showing me his coffee fields, this brawny yet soft spoken Guatemalan farmer invites me to his home for lunch."
Barista and Roaster Theo Bernandos recounts his time spent in Guatemala visiting with farmer owners at Manos Campesinas.