Tasting Notes: Orange zest, chocolate, almonds, strawberries & cream
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra & Catuai
Region: San Jose Poaquil
Recipe: 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.
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 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.