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Huehuetenango

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Gabino and Gilberto, along with their nephew Francisco, work an entire mountainside in remote Northwest Huehuetenango. While working in coffee alongside family members is not rare in Guatemala, the depth of collaboration and transparency with which they partner is remarkable.

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Gabino and Gilberto, along with their nephew Francisco, work an entire mountainside in remote Northwest Huehuetenango. While working in coffee alongside family members is not rare in Guatemala, the depth of collaboration and transparency with which they partner is remarkable. Year after year, they share successes and misses, working together to make each other's lots thrive. They operate like a co-op, each member making their contributions.

Gabino, having been a school teacher previous to his coffee career, takes a careful and educated approach to cultivation. Of the three, Gabino is focused most on quality improvements, so he travels to Guatemala City to take courses at Anacafe, learning about innovations in varieties and processing. Gabino utilizes mostly Chalum shade, as Chalum leaves biodegrade four times faster than the more common Gravilea leaves, and he and his sons are monitoring the longer-term soil impacts as a result. Gabino's sons have also studied soil science, and support with soil analysis and fertilizer on each lot. The result is that each lot improves significantly and all family members benefit.

This harvest, we worked with the Mendez family to carefully blend lots based on cupping, analysis, and conversation, keeping each member's lots separated to showcase their work. Gabino combines the bright tropical fruit of Aguas Altas with the candy bar sweetness of Jocotales to create a refreshing and wonderfully drinkable coffee.

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Weight 12 oz
Available in 12oz

12 Ounces

Grind Options

Whole Beans, Whole Beans, French Press, Aeropress, Pour Over, Espresso

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