Tasting Notes: Orange zest, chocolate, almonds, strawberries & creamProcess: WashedVarietals: Bourbon, Caturra & CatuaiRegion: San Jose PoaquilRecipe: Espresso: 1:2.5 | Filter: 1:17
San José Poaquil is a municipality in Chimaltenango that, like many other indigenous towns in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, suffered during the violence of the early 1980s. Since 2015, HRNS (a non-profit) began a project to improve living conditions for 1,000 smallholder coffee families in the region. Their approach is to promote entrepreneurship, creating a framework for change. In Chimaltenango, it supports the development of farmer groups; improves farmers’ access to markets and essential services; strengthens business practices; supports farmers’ recovery from the Roya crisis; and helps increase farm yields by sharing agricultural best practices for adapting to the effects of climate change. HRNS also offers agronomy trainings and various courses. In the last 3 years they have seen 58% of women had begun participating in farmer groups. The area has seen a 56% increase in coffee yields (compared to regional averages); and participating farmers have seen a cumulative value addition of 28% - $990 USD in additional income per farmer per year.
Roasting days:Proud Mary roast Monday-Friday during normal business hours. To ensure freshness of coffee, best to order early in the week as postal services and couriers do not operate on weekends.
Orders:Orders placed by 8.30am PST will be roasted and dispatched the same day. If you are ordering on a Friday, and order after 8.30am then your coffee will be roasted the following business day - Monday.