This coffee comes from the mountains of Huehuetenango from the Coop of Asodiett in Todos Santos Cuchumatanes. The coop has 60 members, all small producers that grow coffee at an altitude of 1,500-1,800 meters above sea level. Each member de-pulps, ferments, washes, and dries their coffee individually. Coffees are kept separated by the producer to ensure traceability. This year we bought a small lot from the producer Pablo Calmo presenting notes of dark grapes, dried plum and chocolate.
About the Huehuetenango region: The Huehuetenango region crosses the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes mountain range. Dry and hot winds from the Tehuantepec plain in Mexico protect the region from frost—allowing coffee to be planted at high altitudes of 5,000-6,000 feet. This elevation is responsible for the region’s unique microclimates. Huehuetenango coffee is high quality, full-bodied with pronounced acidity and pleasant wine notes.