Guatemala Asproguate

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$22.50

A compelling variety from the Acatenango region and produced by the Asproguate cooperative. The farms of this region are surrounded by vast natural forests, shading the coffee plants from direct sunlight and allowing the cherries to develop at an optimal rate that creates a medium-bodied coffee with exceptional smoothness and balanced tangy acidity.

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Roast: Medium

Tasting Notes: Raisin, Chocolate, Caramel

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About This Coffee

Asproguate is a young organization founded in 2014 by 100 organic coffee producers. This collaboration extends from the regions of Acatenango, Coban, and Chimaltenango. Asproguate was created with the purpose to not only help smaller farmers produce coffee, but also to showcase the potential of organically grown coffee. While working together, these farmers have been able to grow exceptional coffees with having a small footprint in the environment. In addition to having an economically sustainable program that benefits their farmers directly.
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Asporguate prides itself in the great quality of coffee and the opportunities created for its growers. 55% of producers are women and 90% belong to the indigenous ethnicities of Cakchiquel and Tzutujil.
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This specific lot was cultivated by a group of farmers in the region of Acatenenango (Chimaltenango Municipality) . What makes this region spectacular for growing coffee is the shaded areas created by the canopy of trees. As mentioned before, having a cooler climate slows down the development of the coffee cherry, which allows it to fully ripen with the necessary nutrients and sugars needed for a delicious cup.
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This coffee from Guatemala is from the Acatenango region and is produced by the Asproguate cooperative. Nearly 55% of the producers of Aproguate are Women, and 90% of the cooperative is from the local indigenous community. The organic farms in this region are surrounded by vast natural forests that provide the coffee plants with ample shade to protect them from direct sunlight. This method allows the cherries to develop optimally, contributing to the deep caramel sweetness with flavors of apricot, almonds, dark chocolate, and caramel. Our lot was built by aggregating over 60 smaller lots at a centralized wet mill in Acatenango. The careful processing yields a medium body with exceptional smoothness and balanced tangy acidity.

  • Cooperative: Asproguate
  • Region: Acatenango
  • Variety: Catura, Catuai, Pace
  • Processing: Washed
  • Altitude: 1,100-2,300 masl

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