This coffee is produced by smallholder members of the Esquipulas co-operative in Huehuetenango. There, the conditions are about as perfect as you can get: a high altitude – over 1,500 meters – a fertile volcanic soil, and beautiful sunshine over the valleys.
Each farmer pulps and washes their coffee on their farm.
The Esquipulas co-operative doesn’t just provide guidance in producing high-quality coffee but plays an important role in the general development of the area. They operate a health care centre and pharmacy which provides services to community members at subsided costs. They also employ agronomists who monitor the coffee fields of the members, providing assistance when needed. With 40 employees, the co-operative is also an important source of employment in the area.