Cup notes: Caramel, Lime, Milk Chocolate
Guaya’s Asociación Civil (GUAYA’B)
Catuai, Caturra, and Villa Sarchi
February - April
1300 – 1650 meters
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Bird-friendly, Fair Trade, Organic,
GUATEMALA FTO SMBC HUEHUETENANGO GUAYAB SHB EP is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Guaya’b Asociación Civil (GUAYA’B), an association of 640 members living in the municipalities of Jacaltenango, San Antonio Huista, and Unión Cantinil, within the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The farms have been certified organic and Bird-Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. GUAYA’B provides members with access to micro-financing to ensure year-round farm maintenance and periodic renovations. GUAYA’B also provides technical assistance, which includes soil analysis and training on organic fertilizer production. Additionally, GUAYA’B has a centralized wet-mill equipped with environmental controls to return water to the environment free of contamination.