We love when we get to release new Guatemalan coffees, and we love even more when they are from people like Tadeo. For your easy-drinking pleasure.
This is an incredibly biodiverse farm, a plethora of fruit trees (avocado, peach and banana to name a few) is interspersed amongst the coffee shrubs. The soils are high in organic matter and ground cover is kept constant. Fertilization is minimal and applied according to soil analyses.
Tadeo and his son Benjamin manage farm operations equally, but not without some controversy as Benjamin wants to implement new practices both in the field (new pruning techniques to increase production) and in processing (paying pickers more to select only ripe cherries for example and a cleaner more controlled fermentation and drying regimes).
Tadeo is a traditional farmer who maintains a diversified property and cares for the health of his soils greatly. Benjamin studied agriculture at university and specializes in coffee production, currently working for ANACAFE (the independent national association of coffee producers) as a technical assistant to small producers in San Antonio Huista as well as jointly managing the family farm.
We purchase directly from Tadeo and Benjamin. We paid 1,500 Quetzales per quintal (100 pounds of parchment), more than they had ever received before.
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Whole beans only.
Roasted for filter brewing.
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