THESE ARE TRULY REVOLUTIONARY COFFEE BEANS. THEY COME FROM A COMMUNITY OF SOLDIERS-TURNED-FARMERS ON GUATEMALA'S BOCA COSTA.
Grown by: 8 family farmersProcessed by: APCASARelationship: Old Friends & Partners through Operation GroundswellProduced in: Santa Anita La UnionRegion: San Marcos, GuatemalaAltitude: 1000 maslVarietal(s): Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, and CaturraProcess: Washed, Sun-DriedImported/Exported by: InteramericanPrice paid to the farmer: 64% above market
Cupping Notes: Earthy with notes of brown sugar, nuts, and cinnamon
The story behind the coffee…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.