Guatemala, La Union / Light Roast

Guatemala, La Union / Light Roast

from 15.00

Tasting Notes: tangerine, hazelnut, caramel

Producer: Otto and Mayra Higueros, owners of Finca La Union

Origin: Acatenango

Altitude: 1600+ masl

Variety: Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai

Process: Washed

Harvest Date: winter 2019

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This is a coffee that comes to us via our friend Ryan Chipman who founded Yepocapa coffee importers. Ryan started off teaching English at a school in the area of Yepocapa, Guatemala right after college. He soon realized that the majority of his student’s families were making a living off of coffee but the prices they were being paid wasn’t sustainable. The morale of the farmers was low as there was no incentive for quality. Four years ago, in 2016, Ryan imported his first coffees from this small area. He has been working with the farmers ever since to give incentives for quality and link roasters to the farmers. Quality has been steadily increasing and the excitement is spreading as farmers see that their work matters to roasters like us.

Finca La Union is located in Acatenango, 2 miles from Yepocapa. Yepocapa is a very wet area, and Acatenango is known for being too dry, but Finca La Union has a fresh spring and a water fall so water isn’t an issue there. Mayra manages the wet mill where all the coffee is soaked, fermented, and washed before drying. Otto owns the farm and he really understands that coffee isn’t just a business, but it’s a tool to build something beautiful. He talks a lot about sowing seeds of love into those around him in how he treats them, provides for them, and interacts with them. His community is integrally woven into the vision and success of Finca La Union. This is the first year Ryan from Yepocapa has imported Mayra and Otto’s coffee and we couldn’t be happier to share this coffee with you!