THESE ARE TRULY REVOLUTIONARY COFFEE BEANS. THEY COME FROM A COMMUNITY OF SOLDIERS-TURNED-FARMERS ON GUATEMALA'S BOCA COSTA.
Farmers: 8 Family Association
Region: San Marcos, Guatemala
Varieties: Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, and Caturra
Altitude: 1000 masl
Method: Washed, Sun-Dried
Relationship: Old Friends & Partners through Operation Groundswell
Cupping Notes: Subtle, floral notes, pronounced acidity, good body
Price paid to the farmer: 64% above market
Located in Guatemala’s “boca costa” or the mouth of the pacific coast, Santa Anita is home to 35 families, five different languages (Spanish and 4 Mayan), and one very unique coffee cooperative. In 1998, after 36 years of civil war, a group of former revolutionaries who had spent the better part of their lives in the mountains fighting for a brighter future decided to trade in their guns for tools of the coffee trade and rebuild their lives on an abandoned finca or farm. They’re still fighting for a better world, now they just use the sale of high-quality coffee and bananas to build infrastructure, fund schools, and feed their families.