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Guatemala Erika Sanchez

Guatemala Erika Sanchez
Guatemala Erika Sanchez
Guatemala Erika Sanchez
Guatemala Erika Sanchez
Guatemala Erika Sanchez
Ex Tax: 13.18€
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Coffee Info
Flavor profile Prunes, black grapes, pecan nuts, violets
Origin Guatemala
Region San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango
Producers Erika Sanchez
Farm La Montaña
Altitude 1700 - 1950 m.a.s.l.
Varietal Caturra, Bourbon & Pache
Processing Washed
Roasting Profile

Erika Sanchez is the owner of 2.5 hectares of land in the San Antonio Huista area of Huehuetenango and a part of the Red de Mujeres or "network of women" and she manages her farm using organic fertilizer which she produces onsite. Erika doesn't use any chemical inputs and has diversified the other crops she grows on the land to safeguard a sustainable future. The fermentation method she uses is fairly unique and is now been passed on to other members of ACODIHUE (Asociación de Cooperación al Desarrollo Integral de Huehuetenango).

The Red de Mujeres or "network of women" is a large group of female coffee producers covering five different areas of Huehuetenango. The group is made up of 830 women. Within the entire community of women, there are 8 different Mayan languages spoken, highlighting the diversity of culture and language in this area of Guatemala.

All of these women have been either widowed during the 36 years of civil war in Guatemala or were left when their husbands fled the country during the coffee crisis between 2001 and 2004. Since Huehuetenango was one of the areas hardest hit by the crisis, many people decided to give up altogether and find work elsewhere, leaving their families behind.

With the help of ACODIHUE, these female producers have been united to market their coffee and find international buyers. ACODIHUE has also supported them in training in organic farming methods, from producing and applying fertilizers, to rust and pest control methods. 

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