Single Origin - Guatemala Todosantarita
Graceful, balanced and easy drinking.
We love this Guatemalan coffee because it's just so darn balanced, it's got hints of chocolate which has a beautiful aftertaste, tones of orange, peach, and vanilla. It's a perfect all rounder with a cheeky SCA Score of 83 so you can't go wrong.
Discover a coffee experience that takes you to new heights. Grown at elevations ranging from 1350 to 1650 meters, our coffee is harvested from December to March and boasts a captivating flavor profile with hints of chocolate, dried fruit, orange, peach, and vanilla. Elevate your daily coffee ritual with these exceptional flavors.
- Altitude: 1350 - 1650m
- Harvest: December - March
- Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Orange, Peach, Vanilla
Huehuetenango, a picturesque municipality in Guatemala's western highlands, boasts a rich tapestry of microclimates within its rolling hills and valleys. It's here that the members of the Todosantarita cooperative call home, specifically in San Antonio Huista, nestled in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes—the highest non-volcanic mountain range in Central America. The name 'Todosantarita' translates to 'All Saints' and pays homage to the annual November 1st celebration of saints, highlighted by an exhilarating horse race.
Back in March 1986, a small group laid the foundation for what would become the Todosantarita cooperative. With guidance from Fedecocagua, this cooperative officially came to life six years later. Over the years, they've made impressive strides in their community. They've improved infrastructure, building and repairing roads, constructing a school, library, clinic, and enhancing access to clean drinking water. Today, the cooperative thrives with 131 dedicated members.
Recent challenges have emerged, such as rising fertilizer costs, tripling since before the pandemic, and a shortage of harvest pickers. While higher coffee market prices have offered some relief this year, uncertainties linger. The cooperative faces a shortage of young workers, as many find more lucrative opportunities abroad to support their families. However, with a relatively youthful average age of 50 and a heartening 20% of members aged 22 to 35, the cooperative's future holds promise and hope.