Guatemala – Guaya’b
Asociación Civil Guaya’b is a cooperative consisting of 300 members in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. They began selling Fair Trade certified coffee in 2000 and have successfully increased their earnings to reinvent in their community. From environmental programs that reduce waste to business training for women, this co-op has greatly increased the stability of its region.
Coffee Review assessment: Pungent, deep, low-toned. Dark chocolate, grape, fresh-cut oak, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; full, hefty mouthfeel. Sweet, crisply chocolaty finish. Overall Score: 91
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic, Bird Friendly