Guatemala Guaya'b Fair Trade Organic (by the kg)
|Varietal:||Bourbon, Typica, Caturra|
|Processing:||Washed and sun dried|
|Altitude:||1,400-1,650 metres above sea level|
Most of the 477 members of Guaya'b are Popti' Maya, and the group's name means "mutual benefit" in their language. Based in western Huehuetenango, this producer association supports its members with higher prices, technical assistance and critical loan funding.
Construction of its own wet processing mill on the outskirts of Jacaltenango has created an opportunity for many coffee-producing members of Guaya'b to process their coffee from cherry stage to dried coffee parchment much more cheaply (at about 25% of the previous cost), and more quickly, than they previously could. It is also expected that by using the wet mill farmers can produce a more consistent, higher quality coffee than they can in their own backyards.