Guatemala, Huehuetenango - Washed
SHB FTO Cooperative, Western Highlands
This coffee was produced by various smallholder farmers in the Huehuetenango region in northern Guatemala. The producers here typically own a couple of hectares for growing coffee, and wet-process and dry the coffee on their own land. They dry the clean parchment in the sun on small patios. Growers process their coffee themselves since centralised wet mills are very unusual in the region. Once the coffee is dry enough, the producers try to find the best selling price for their beans. Our origin partner Unex also has its intake point and quality lab in Huehuetenango. They do what they can to reach the producers and offer them better prices than middlemen travelling around the country, buying coffee at low prices.