Raised at 4600 – 5500 feet elevation, full washed then patio dried (or solar drying machine) from January to March.
El Coyequal is a village that meets several famous producing areas from Huehuetenango in every direction. Its enclosed by Todos Santos, Rio Ocho and La Democracia. The village itself is of about 500 people, and the producing area we work with is estimated to be about 100 planted hectares of varying degrees of productivity. This area, being enclosed in a valley, receives late rains between September and December. Ripening happens very evenly as soon as the rain stops. The region gets very dry and hot starting mid January making for a quick harvest.
Grown at 4900 – 5700 feet elevation, picked and fully washed then patio dried (or solar dried machine). Picked between May – September.
COOPAFSI (Cooperative Agraria “Frontera San Ignacio” Ltda) was officially established in June 1969. Gender equality was an important factor when the land was purchased and divided among producers. This particular cooperative is unique because they empower and promote “women grown” coffee. These women contribute to the physical and sensory quality of the coffee. They are always managing new projects and developing new ways to improve the lives of their families. They focus their efforts on improving quality and delivering consistent coffee to different markets. In 2016, a committee of women was created by the cooperative and they are responsible for distributing loans which will enable producers to improve their own land while also taking part in new developments for their kitchens, crafts and livestock. They also created a computer lab which allows all members to stay up to date with modern technology.