The story behind the coffee
This coffee comes from a group of 19 woman owned farms in the municipalities of Aldea Q’om and Canton El Plan, Huehuetenango, in the far West of Guatemala along the Mexican border. High in the remote mountains of the area, Huehuetenango is a highly sought-after region known for exceptional and unique coffees. Together, these farmers have 26 planted hectares of land, producing approximately 440 bags of coffee in the 2020/2021 harvest.
Huehuetenango has coffee growing altitudes up to 2,100 meters above sea level, moderate temperatures, consistent rainfall, and volcanic soil, creating ideal conditions for the complex and interesting coffees we expect from the region. Coffee is harvest between January and April and usually arrives in the US around the beginning of July.
As members of LIFT, we wanted to recognize these women producers for their dedication to the program, achieving outstanding increases in coffee quality, yield and good agronomic practices. These producers were paid a premium for their coffee over other lots of LIFT coffee in the region.