From our friends at Cafe Imports, we learn more about this Fair Trade Organic certified coffee from Guatemala:
“ASPROGUATE is an organization which represents 150 smallholder producers from Cobán and Acatenango, and is committed to allowing small landholders better access to the international coffee market, with potential for growth.
“ASPROGUATE’s Acatenango partners produce upwards of 1,000 bags of coffee a year in nutrient-dense volcanic soil. The coffee farms are located as high as 2,000 masl, and the region’s distinct seasons allow for sun-drying along with traditional and artisanal processing methods. In the more rainforest-like climate of Cobán, the coffee grows in soils rich with limestone and clay: The two communities which comprise ASPROGUATE’s Coban representation are in Seacal and San Cirstobal, producing 1,650 and 1,375 bags each, respectively.”