Guatemala Coffee

Guatemala Coffee This relatively small country boasts one of the most climatically diverse regions in the world.  The soil, rainfall, humidity, altitude, and temperature are varied enough to produce seven distinct types of Guatemala Arabica coffee.  The following descriptions of Guatemalan coffee were adapted from Anacafe promotional material, interviews with Anacafe personnel, and personal experience…

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Finca Comunitaria la Florida Guatemala (English Subtitles)

Finca Comunitaria La Florida is a collectively run community that is producing organic coffee in Chuva, Colomba, Quetzaltenango Guatemala. The former landless campesinos(farmers) formed a union, SCIDECO(Sociedad Civil para el Desarrollo de Colomba) in the 1980s in order to gain rights of landless workers. The members occupied a part of abandoned coffee finca “La Florida”…

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Source Report: Guatemala, February 2011

Source Report: Guatemala, February 2011 Last week, I was in Guatemala visiting our friends at Finca Nuevo Vinas and also exploring the diversity of coffee within this beautiful country.  My journey began with some intensive cupping as a starting point for the direction I would take.  Guatemala is blessed with a number of distinct microclimates,…

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De la Sierra Coffee

  De la Sierra Coffee comes from one family owned farm. The beans are never mixed, so that our coffee maintains its unique flavour. It is grown, harvested, dried & roasted in the high lands of Honduras in Central America. The rustic roads twist into the Mountains of  Honduras through streams and around hairpin turns,…

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Coffee production in El Salvador

has fueled the Salvadoran economy and shaped its history for more than a century. Rapidly growing in the 19th century, coffee in El Salvador has traditionally provided more than 50% of the country’s export revenues, reaching a peak in 1980 with a revenue of more than $615 million. With the political and economic turmoil resulting…

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Coffee from Asociacion de Cafes Especiales de Nicaragua

NICARAGUA My fifth Q&A was with Julio Peralta, President of the Board, Asociacion de Cafes Especiales de Nicaragua. What are the biggest challenges facing the Nicaragua coffee industry? Right now there are a lot of financing issues for farmers that will allow them to improve infrastructure and become more efficient in production. We have to…

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