Altitude: 1350 - 1650m
Varietal: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Marsellesa, Mundo Novo, Pache, San Ramon, Typica
Harvest: December - March
Tasting Notes: Apple, strawberry, pear balance well with milk chocolate creaminess.
Roasting Notes: Medium roast
Guatemala Cooperativa Todosantarita Huehuetenango SHB - Per Kg
Huehuetenango is a municipality in the western highlands of Guatemala, running up to the border with Mexico and encompassing a lot of microclimates across its hills and valleys. Members of the Todosantarita cooperative are based on the hills of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, the highest non-volcanic mountain range in Central America. Spanish is spoken here, but the dominant language is Mam, highlighting the Mayan ancestry of the area.
In 1986, 17 people created a group that was the precursor to Todosantarita and with the help and expertise of Fedecocagua, Todosantarita cooperative was formally set up 6 years later. We have been working with them for years, buying their coffee as part of a Huehuetenenango SHB, but as we kept noticing their profile standing out, we decided to showcase them as one of our regional selections to highlight the great work they are doing. The Cooperative now consists of 127 members.
Coffee when picked is fermented for 24 hours before being washed and spread on patios to dry for around 48 to 60 hours. The majority of the varietals grown is Caturra, forming roughly 65% of the crop.
Established in 1969, FEDECOCAGUA is a cooperative organization with 20,000 members. Seventy percent of co-op members are members of indigenous groups from various regions of Guatemala, including Huehuetenango, Cobán, Verapaces, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, and Zacapa. The organisation is made up of over 150 individual co operatives that supply the coffee. As the main exporter of coffee from Guatemala, Fedecocagua is perfectly position to provide almost everything we need at DRW from undergrade stocklots to certfied main grades and micro lot specialties.