Grown by: 600 family farmers
Processed by: Cooperativa La Voz
Relationship: Old Friends & Partners through Operation Groundswell
Produced in: San Juan La Laguna
Region: Atitlán, Guatemala
Altitude: 1600+ masl
Varietal(s): Tipica, Bourbon, and Caturra
Process: Washed, Sun-Dried
Imported/Exported by: Interamerican
Price paid to the farmer: 35% above market
Cupping Notes: Creamy with notes of milk chocolate and toasted almond
The story behind the coffee..
Cooperativa La Voz que Clama en el Desierto or “the voice that cries out in the desert”, is located on the shores of Lago Atitlán in the Tz’utujil Maya community of San Juan La Laguna. Established by 20 farmers in 1977 under the shade of a Ceiba (the tree of life), this family-owned cooperative has over 600 members and dedicates itself to growing high-quality organic coffee and to securing a sustainable future for the community and its rich cultural traditions. Profits from the sale of their organic certified beans are reinvested in capacity building and family support services.