Guatemala La Voz
Guatemala La Voz
Guatemala La Voz
$ 14.50

Guatemala La Voz

The Guatemalan highlands produce some of the best and most distinctively tasting coffees in the world. This coffee is no exception.  It is brought to us from the Cooperative La Voz, located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, home to picturesque volcanoes and beautiful lake Atitlan. La Voz is a cooperatively managed farmer group made up of roughly 161 members who cultivate coffee on small plots (1-2 hectares). It has been certified organic since 1992.

Coffee grown by La Voz members is cultivated in rich and fertile volcanic soils under a shade tree canopy that includes many trees native to the region. This canopy provides a home to a diversity of migratory bird species. Typically, ripened cherries are harvested by family of coop member. They are then sorted by about 61 women members before being manually carried to the communal wet processing mill. The coffee is then fully washed, sun dried on patios and then stored in bags in a cool, well ventilated area for at least two weeks and often over twelve weeks, prior to being sent to the dry mill for processing.  

La Voz takes great pride in its ability to control quality at every step of the production process.  In addition, they are involved in various community initiatives.  Most recently, the cooperative is working with Cafe Cafe, a health foundation from Italy that focuses on health for the community and their members.

We’ve always been big fans of Guatemalan coffee  With its ample sweetness balanced out with a vibrant green apple acidity, this coffee knocks it out of the park. Enjoy!