LittleGreenBeanRoastery

Guatemala San Marcos Fair Trade Organic 12 oz

Regular price $13.00 USD
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Roasted to a medium roast, this Guatemala has taste notes of "mango, raspberry, floral, milk chocolate"

"Good supply chains deliver tasty coffee. This is certainly the case with this regional blend from the community of Corral Grande in the department of San Marcos, which just arrived courtesy of the Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala(FECCEG), an umbrella organization that helps producers with small farms gain access to the international market. This particular lot comes from several producers who are members of the Cooperativa Integral de Ahorro y Crédito Café Responsabilidad Limitada (COPECAFE). COPECAFE has focused attention on training producers on the best organic practices to manage their farms and diversification projects. Producers have put the training in action, making their own organic fertilizer and diversifying their farms with citrus and banana trees. Each producer has their own micro-mill to process harvested cherries. First they float the cherry in water to remove less dense and damaged beans. Then they depulp, ferment, wash and dry the coffee to 11 percent moisture.  At this stage, FECCEG steps in to support producers with transportation, warehousing and cupping analysis, and later provides the preparation for export. FECCEG has worked hard to ensure coffee traceability so that producers receive more income for improved quality. Increased earnings from coffee sales help strengthen a producer family’s livelihood."

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Colombia Tolima FTO

Although the municipality of Planadas is located in the Tolima department of Colombia, named after the volcano Tolima, it is the volcano Huila that looms on the horizon to the south. The northern foothills of this volcano in the neighboring department, with nutrient rich soils and ice cap water source, that are home to many small coffee farms throughout Planadas. Over 135 of these farms belong to the ASOPEP coffee association whose mission not only includes marketing coffee and protecting the environment, but the personal well-being of its members.